Lavezzi: I always thought about Napoli return

Ezequiel Lavezzi says that he has always harboured a desire to return to Napoli but doesn’t think the club’s president is eager to have him back.

The 31-year-old spent five years at the Partenopei between 2007 and 2012, before signing for Paris Saint-Germain, and made the move to the Chinese Super League last year.

The forward still thinks back fondly to his time in Naples and admits he wouldn't mind making a return at some point.

“I left so many great things in Naples and still have a real nostalgia for the city,” Lavezzi told Sky Sport Italia.

“I really like the identity Maurizio Sarri has given the side, as their playing style is very different to what it was before.

“I always thought about coming back to Napoli, but I think the President doesn’t want me there. If one day I do return to Italy and it isn’t to Napoli, know that it’s because they didn’t want me back.

“In the past, there was contact with other clubs, but nothing ever came of it.”