Boban: Cavani not worth €63 million

The retired Croatia international has given praise to the Serie A star, but feels the release clause connected with his deal at the Partenopei is unjustified

Former AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban believes the €63m release clause in Edinson Cavani’s contract with Napoli is twice as high as the striker’s actual market value.

The Uruguay star has netted 22 goals in 28 appearances in the Serie A so far this season and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Boban feels the Partenopei‘s asking price is unrealistic and should be half as high.

“Cavani is a great player,” the 44-year-old told Radio Goal.

“However, I do not believe that he is worth €63m on the transfer market. That’s just my opinion, an honest one. Perhaps he’s worth about half of that figure.”

Meanwhile, Boban revealed he is hoping Juventus win their second-leg tie in the Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern, but believes chances for the Italians to proceed are slim after they suffered a 2-0 defeat in Bavaria last week.

“I think Juventus have little chance against Bayern, although I hope that I am wrong.

“Bayern proved that they are clearly better and that just can’t disappear. In order for Juventus to qualify then everything will have to go right.”