Antonio Cassano: I rejected Juventus three times

The former Roma winger insists he is happy at Parma and could finish his career there but says Napoli would suit him perfectly

Parma forward Antonio Cassano has revealed he has rejected Juventus three times and says Napoli would be the ideal club for him.

The Italy international has been in great form for the Northern Italy side, scoring 11 goals and setting up a further five as the Gialloblu moved up to sixth place in Serie A and contend for a European place.

The former Real Madrid player’s form has brought him back into contention for a place in Cesare Prandelli’s squad for the World Cup this summer and has also seen him linked to a move to a bigger club in the summer.

Cassano says he is happy and would like to finish his career at Parma but if he were to move he would only consider joining a club in Italy. The 31-year-old also feels Napoli would suit him perfectly, while revealing he has turned down Juventus three times in his career.

“The big European clubs? No, no, only Italian, I don’t want to go abroad again,” he said.

“Juventus is not for me, I refused them three times. Napoli would be the ideal place for a madcap like me. If things go well then who knows what will happen?

“I really like Naples, but I much prefer the tranquillity of Parma, where the food is good and you're happy.

“But just now I am super, super, super happy, I have my family in Parma and I think I'll finish my career here. But you never know."