There has been lots of uncertainty surrounding Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini leapt towards the defence of embattled team-mate Gonzalo Higuain, whom he described as “untouchable” amid interest from elsewhere.
Higuain, who came under fire for his international performances following Argentina’s defeat to Chile within the Copa America final earlier in July, has been linked having a move away from Naples in current months.
Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal have emerged as possible destinations immediately after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis stated the 27-year-old will probably be sold if his release clause is met.
Nevertheless, forward partner Gabbiadini urged Napoli to not sell Higuain, regardless of the latter’s inconsistency in front of goal.
“They say a great deal of points about Gonzalo,” Gabbiadini told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
“We shouldn’t overlook the amount of decisive objectives he scored. ‘Pipita’ is untouchable, we should maintain him here.
“He should take penalties, in spite of his misses more than the last period.”
Higuain, who missed 4 penalties in Serie A, scored 18 objectives in 37 league appearances final season as Napoli narrowly missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification to Lazio, finishing fifth.