Gonzalo Higuain has lost his court case against Napoli over his image rights in the 2015-16 season, Gazzetta dello Sport
“When I bought Higuain it was very complicated, because Real Madrid only held 50 per cent of the rights," he said in March, quoted by Football Italia.
“Players have no legal training and they don’t understand contracts. Why bother keeping their image rights? They don’t know what to do with them.
“How can we allow sport companies to negotiate them when they don’t know what they’re doing? Isn’t it absurd?
“The lads have a contract with the club, so you should negotiate directly with the club.
“I understand that 99 per cent of clubs aren’t structured like a business, they’re managed by employees, who have a very different culture. I'd like to buy a Spanish club. I believe 100 per cent in a club run like a business."
Higuain accused De Laurentiis of holding back dues from image rights sales and took