Marek Hamsik pledges to stay at Napoli: 'The best is yet to come'

The Slovakian attacker has been linked with moves to Manchester City and AC Milan, but is eager to stay at San Paolo as he feels Walter Mazzarri's team will only get better
Marek Hamsik has stated that he is happy to stay at Napoli as he feels the best is yet to come for the high-flying side.

The Slovakia international has been linked with a big-money move to one of Europe's top teams, with Manchester City and AC Milan the attacker's main suitors.

Despite the allure of the European giants and Sheik Mansour's millions, the dynamic midfielder is eager to stay with Walter Mazzarri's men for the immediate future.

"We have a great relationship with our fans," Hamsik told Repubblica.it.

"I've been here for five seasons and now I feel like Naples is my second home.

"Why will I stay in Naples? Because the best is yet to come, I'm sure. I don't believe that Napoli's cycle is at its peak. [Aurelio] de Laurentiis is building a team and the club is getting bigger and bigger," he stated.

Napoli face Lazio in Serie A on Saturday before taking on the Etihad Stadium outfit in the Champions League in midweek, and Hamsik knows his side's chances of progression hang in the balance.

"The match against Manchester City is a challenge that the entire city of Naples has huge expectations over," he admitted.