Benitez: Hamsik is priceless if Gareth Bale is worth €100 million
The Welsman move to the Spanish side for a fee of €100 million, though the Partenopei boss insists no amount of money will persuade him to part with the Slovakian.
“What is Hamsik worth? Is Bale worth what Real Madrid paid for him? In this market if you say an outlandish figure then a club comes along and pays it,” Benitez told Sportmediaset.
“That is why I say that Hamsik is priceless – because we do not want to sell.”
Benitez also thanked the club hierarchy for backing him in the transfer market, with Raul Albiol, Jose Callejon, Gonzalo Higuain, Dries Mertens, and Pepe Reina all moving to the Stadio San Paolo this summer.
“Five names have replaced [Edinson] Cavani,” Benitez added.
“I appreciate the confidence [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis has shown in me and [sporting director Riccardo] Bigon has done so much to improve this Napoli squad.”