Former Juventus and Napoli Director of Football Luciano Moggi spoke about the January transfer market that awaits Napoli: “Mascherano could be very useful. He can be a difference maker who dictates tempo in their game play. However, I believe that it’s more likely that he would come in the summer because Barçelona needs him now. Players like Antonelli and others who are associated with Napoli are not difference makers”, he told Radio CRC.
On the transfer window he states: “I’m not a big believer [of it] because one can make small adjustments but is unable to acquire important players”.
Moggi concludes with his opinion of Benitez: “He’s a great coach, but he doesn’t motivate the team. Napoli has lost points in easy games – he’s been unable to transmit that winning mentality that is necessary to win the scudetto“.