He arrived in due time as a big reinforcement from Ajax, and in 2016, Napoli paid him as much as 32,000,000 euros. And there were some good games, there were 48 goals in 122 games, but there were also numerous injuries, periods in which it simply did not exist.
Today, Gennaro Gattuso, probably at the suggestion of the boss Aurelio de Laurentis, would definitely erase Arkadiusz Milik with an eraser. Namely, as the Italian media report, Napoli did not register Milik either for the group phase of the Europa League or for Serie A, which means that the Polish striker could very easily spend the entire autumn half-season in the stands.
The transfer period is still going on in some countries, but the big question is whether Napoli and Milik will manage to agree on anything when they have not been able to do that all summer. All the time, Roma tried to bring him in as a replacement for Edin Dzeko, and Napoli was willing to sell after the purchase of Victor Osimhen, but there was no agreement.
Then Everton got involved - again nothing. On the last day of the transfer window, Valencia and Fiorentina called, Milik allegedly refused, De Laurentiis boiled over. Revenge followed through Gattuso's selection of players for the autumn challenges.
It is clear that Milik has no future in Naples. It's just that no one knows how to end this agony.
23 players for Europa League
By the way, there are only 23 players on Napoli's list for the Europa League, there couldn't be anymore because only Lorenzo Insigne and the young Nikita Contini grew up on the bench.
In fact, only Alex Meret, Giovanni di Lorenzo, Andreas Petagna and Mateo Politano studied football in Italy. Everyone else arrived from the side and that limited Gattuso's choice. So Kevin Malcuit and the experienced Fernando Llorente are not on the list for the Europa League, but unlike Milik, they will at least be able to play in Serie A.
Milik will train separately from the team at least until January. His contract expires in June. Napoli list for the group stage of the Europa League: David Ospina, Ghulam, Mario Rui, Kostas Manolas, Nikola Maksimovic, Amir Rahmani, Elif Elmas, Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko, Mertens, Lozano, Stanislav Lobotka, Demme , Zielinski, Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Andreas Petagna, Mateo Politano, Nikita Contini, Lorenzo Insigne.
Napoli started the new season well, but the competition in the Europa League will be strong this season. Many teams will fight for the Europa League trophy and only the best will eventually pick up that trophy. It is certain that Napoli is one of the favorites to win the Europa League, but maybe Serie A, you never know.
They knew many times to fight Juventus, but they never managed to get the Serie A trophy. One thing we know: An exciting season awaits us