New Napoli signing Eduardo Vargas flattered by Alexis Sanchez comparison

The former Universidad de Chile man insisted he was unworthy of his illustrious compatriot, while also registering his distaste for the new nickname of 'Turboman'
Chilean star Eduardo Vargas praised the talent of compatriot and Barcelona man Alexis Sanchez, as he was officially unveiled as a Napoli player.

The 22-year-old, signed for €13 million from Universidad de Chile after a brilliant 2011 season, spoke to the Italian media for the first time on Monday afternoon as he was presented as the club's new signing.

He chose to focus on the success of Sanchez, who shined in Udinese before securing a lucrative transfer to Catalunya in the past year, and admitted that comparisons between the two were kind but somewhat premature.

"It gives me great pleasure to be compared to Sanchez, but he is already a phenomenon and I am just starting," the youngster told reporters during the conference, also explaining the joy it gave him to have signed for Walter Mazzarri's team.

"I am happy to be in Naples, it is a beautiful city and I chose to wear this shirt because the team believed in me from the beginning. I hope to play soon, but it depends on the coach."

Vargas finished on a light-hearted note, confessing that the efforts of Italian songwriter Massimo Canizzaro to bestow upon him the nickname 'Turboman' would most likely be unsuccessful.

"I have heard it and I did not really understand it, I will have to learn a bit more about Italian music," he joked.

"I don't really like the Turboman nickname, Edu is my only nickname!"

The former Cobreloa man was a key part of the U team which won both domestic championships in 2011, and his 11 goals were also crucial in the club lifting the Copa Sudamericana to gain their first ever continental trophy.