Saturday 25 October 2014

Napoli president wants to sign United mis-fit Felliani…for his hair

Published 31/07/2014 | 19:02

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis believes that Fellaini would make a good midfield partner for the bald Gokhan Inler.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis believes that Fellaini would make a good midfield partner for the bald Gokhan Inler.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis says he wants to sign Marouane Fellaini because he thinks the curly-haired Manchester United misfit would look good in midfield alongside shaven-headed Gokhan Inler.

Fellaini has been at United for only a year, but his future is in doubt following the arrival of Ander Herrera and the pursuit of Kevin Strootman.

Big things were expected of Fellaini following his £27.5 million transfer from Everton, but he failed to score in 21 appearances last season.

But De Laurentiis says he is ready to offer the Belgium international a way out of his misery. “They [Fellaini and Inler] would make a nice pair,” said the Napoli president, who bizarrely made Inler wear a lion’s mask at his unveiling in 2011. “Together they have a hairstyle that looks like a lion’s mane and three years ago I presented Inler with the mask of a lion!”

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