It is his fifth season at Napoli, his second as a striker and the capocannioere for Sarri's team. Dries Mertens is one of Napoli's focal point and De Laurentiis wants him around for upcoming seasons. Here is why Napoli is trying to renegotiate Mertens' contract: the buyout clause is too low. At the moment, 28 million euros (25 million euros plus bouns) to acquire Mertens from Napoli. This puts Mertens' permanency at risk. Napoli are asking to eliminate or at least to increase the buyout clause. It is now time to discuss with the agents, who are asking for a wage increase. Mertens, at the moment, is making 4 million euros plus 1 million euros in bonus and he wants 6 million euros to be at the top of the wage list in Serie A.
Date: 09/01/2018 -