Napoli extend deal of former Spurs flop Chiriches to 2022

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The Serie A leaders have announced that the Romania international centre-back has agreed a new four-year deal with the club

Vlad Chiriches has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Napoli until 2022.

The Romania international joined the club in July 2015 for a reported €7 million after failing to hold down a regular place in Tottenham's team.

He has found himself in a similar position at Napoli, playing the role of a reserve centre-back throughout his time at the Stadio San Paolo.

Chiriches has made just six Serie A appearances this term, with Raul Albiol and Kalidou Koulibaly preferred to him.

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But he has seemingly done enough to suggest he has plenty to offer coach Maurizio Sarri, with the club handing him a new four-year deal.

Having penned fresh terms, the 28-year-old will now be hoping to help Napoli to the Italian title.

They hold a four-point lead over reigning champions Juventus at the top of Serie A, but the Bianconeri do have a game in hand.

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