What is it about the parents of strapping, South American poster-boy strikers? Do they think their little boys cannot speak for themselves?
First Radamel Falcao’s father mouthed off to the media about his son’s apparent desires to quit Atletico Madrid, only for the Colombian hit-man to say his old man was talking codswallop.
And now the mother of Napoli’s in-demand Uruguayan international striker, Edinson ‘Edi’ Cavani, has taken it upon herself to plot his football future.
Cavani is said to be wanted by a host of top European clubs, and of late has been coy about his own preferences.
His mother, however,is not beating about the bush, and says that the striker us ready to leave Naples for greener pastures.
Berta Gomez, told Uruguayan radio station Radio Salto that her blue eyed baby boy is ready to leave the Napoli cradle.
"He told me he wants to go elsewhere and to leave Napoli, but also that one day he'd love to return to Napoli," Gomez said.
“Edi doesn't know what will happen yet.
"Naples is a city that lives for football. The affection of the people is marvellous and I have always told my son: you can go anywhere, but nobody will love you like they do at Napoli."