The Italian newspaper, “Il Mattino”, blew up, Saturday, May 7, a surprise of great caliber when it revealed that the Algerian international, Faouzi Ghoulam, is preparing to announce his retirement from football immediately after the end of the current season, which coincides with the end of his contract with the Italian club Napoli, because of a nightmare. Injuries stalking him from 2017.
Ghulam again missed his club’s list in preparation for the match against Torino, Saturday, in the 36th stage of the Italian Football League, due to a new muscle injury. Although the left-back recovered from a knee injury at the beginning of the current season and returned to coach Luciano Spalletti’s accounts, his participation was “Rare” due to technical choices and recurring muscular injury problem.
The curse of injuries may lead Fawzi Ghulam to end his football career in an emergency
The management of the Italian club Napoli decided not to renew the contract of the Algerian international, which ends next June, and he had joined the Italian club South in January of 2014, and Ghoulam spent 8 years with Naples, during which he knew a golden period between 2014 Until 2017, before things turned upside down since his first serious knee injury in October 2017.
And the newspaper “El Matino” said in a report that “the Algerian international will leave Naples next month due to the end of his contract,” adding: “Ghoulam is considering announcing his retirement from football due to the injury problem that has plagued him for 5 years,” noting that his inability to overcome this The nightmare and the recovery of his known levels made him think about the decision to retire.
The news reported by the Italian newspaper, which is close to the Naples club management, is surprising, according to the followers, especially that Ghulam did not allude and did not refer in any previous statements to this possibility, and he confirmed that he was keen to fight to return to his level, as he was linked in a previous period to many From the Italian clubs in anticipation of the next season, which highlighted their interest in his services, considering that he will move in a free deal.
Fawzi Ghulam had played 214 games with Napoli in various competitions since joining him in 2014, during which he scored 3 goals and provided 28 assists, and in total, the left-back suffered 13 different injuries, including 3 serious knee injuries (cutting the cruciate ligament) that required surgical interventions. Absences for a very long time.
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