Ex-Napoli forward Mertens rejects Juventus big offer: the reason

Dries Mertens has reportedly rejected Juventus’ €5m per season offer as he doesn’t want to betray Napoli.

The Belgium international becomes a free agent this summer after rejecting the Partenopei’s latest contract extension. Mertens’ availability on a free transfer attracted the interest of several teams, including Juventus.

The Bianconeri consider the 35-year-old as a perfect candidate to bolster their attacking department this summer. Juve believe Mertens would fit well in becoming either a backup or partner for Dusan Vlahovic.

The Old lady are serious in their attempt to snatch the Belgium striker as they made an important proposal. Multiple reports suggest that Juve have presented a contract worth €5m per season for Mertens.

However, according to Gazzetta.it(via Juventusnews24), the Bianconeri’s attempt seems fruitless. Mertens has reportedly rejected Juve’s massive offer because he wants to respect his time with Napoli.

The striker thinks that joining the Old Lady would be like an act of betrayal for the club he played with for nine years.

Juve will turn to other targets – notably Filip Kostic, after receiving that rejection from Mertens.

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