OFFICIAL: Maksimovic makes Napoli switch

The 24-year-old's efforts to force through a move to the Partenopei eventually paid off, after his loan from Torino with obligation to buy was completed on Wednesday

Nikola Maksimovic's Torino transfer saga came to an end with a season-long loan deal to Napoli on Wednesday, in a move that will become permanent next summer.

Maksimovic had angered Sinisa Mihajlovic in August with his attempts to force through a move, which included disappearing from training to force through a move to the Partenopei.

The 24-year-old's club ultimately relented and allowed him to seal his long-desired switch to Napoli but the move was confirmed late after a security alert at Frankfurt Airport reportedly delayed him.


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The one-season deal will cost the Serie A runners-up an initial €5 million and carries with it a €20m obligation to purchase ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

A player going in the other direction is Mirko Valdifiori, the midfielder completing a permanent move to the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

Valdifiori, 30, struggled to breakthrough at Napoli following his move from Empoli ahead of last season.

The moves continued a busy off-season for Torino, who have welcomed the likes of Joe Hart and Adem Ljajic into their squad.