Dries Mertens has declared that his £25million release clause makes him a ‘bargain’ signing.
The Belgian ace has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s biggest clubs after excelling in Serie A.
Earlier this year, the 30-year-old revealed that Chelsea had been in talks with his agent regarding a potential summer switch.
According to Napoli’s former director, Manchester United are also long-term admirers of the Belgian.
However, the striker believes he is great value for money after bagging 35 goals in all competitions for Napoli last term.
During an interview with HLN, Mertens said: “It’s true, we negotiated that [clause] this summer.
“Last winter I received an offer from China, I would’ve earned an incredible sum.
“But Napoli didn’t want me to go, and I wanted to stay. So nothing came of it.
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“But what if an offer like that were to come in again? That’s why I wanted a release clause in my new contract.
“It’s true £25m isn’t much for a Chinese club, and it’s a decent sum for Napoli too.
“At least, it was until Neymar went to Paris Saint-Germain, because now people treat £25m like it’s nothing.
“I have become a bargain – where do you find a player who scores 28 goals in Serie A and costs £25m?
“Nowhere, right? I negotiated well.”