Deja-vu. The theatre of the 'puppet' Marek Hamsik orchestrated by the 'puppet master' Mino Raiola (his agent) smacks of something already seen. After Ibrahimovic, who ran away from Inter to Barcelona for a year, before returning to Milan this time with the Rossoneri, now it's the Slovakian midfielder to adopt the same strategy to change teams and increase his salary. The end of the story seems already written, and De Laurentiis permitting, by the end of August Hamsik will be satisfied and wear the Milan jersey.
But the feeling of deja vu does not end there. We have to go back in time to last summer, when Napoli gave Quagliarella to Juventus and replaced him with Cavani, then the protagonist of an exceptional season. History may repeat itself this year, even if it is not easy to find a worthy successor to Hamsik. Napoli are keeping there eyes on the market; after an unsuccessful bid to enter the race for Alexis Sanchez of Udinese, Bigon is working on Pastore. But this time it will take more to convince Zamparini, than the 16 million payable over four years for Cavani.
Obviously things would be different if instead of Hamsik only the young Argentine Lamela should come, who seems still too immature not to regret the Slovak. Ditto for Cassano, 'too forward', which would risk stepping on the feet of Lavezzi.