Today in news that's particularly depressing to write about, TuttoNapoli published yet another article referencing a deal agreed with José Callejón that the attacker can leave at the end of the season.
The entire article is filled with doom and gloom: Aurelio De Laurentiis and Rafa Benítez can't even stand to be in the same town as one another, the desperate need to lock down Gonzalo Higuaín, the lack of money available and how that will affect the plans for the San Paolo.
But the fact that there may be a promise that Ziggy could leave at the end of the season...well, that's disheartening. From the very first game last season, Callejón impressed the Napoli fans, scoring against Bologna and going on to put in 20 goals in all competitions. This season, in the face of Higuaín's inability to put the ball in the back of the net, it's been up to Ziggy once more, and he's already scored four in five starts.
It's not a definite, of course, that the Spaniard is going to be sold off. The current rumor is that Atlético Madrid want him, but that's being perpetuated by a bunch of non-Serie A watchers that likely came up with the closest club to Real Madrid. Much can happen between now and the end of the season. But it's starting to feel like, should Napoli not manage Champions League again, we're going to have to say goodbye to at least one of the top performers.