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Pavel Nedved Tells Juventus: Napoli's Marek Hamsik Is My Heir

Former Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved believes Napoli ace Marek Hamsik is his heir, heaping praise on the Slovakian international.

It's no secret major clubs are interested in the Vesuviani midfielder, with Juventus reportedly one of them. Napoli have always warned that Hamsik is not for sale and they are working on an extension to tie him down until 2015.

But Nedved feels Hamsik could be his replacement at Juventus.

"Hamsik is my true heir. He is the player with the characteristics that enable him to play just like me," he told Czech daily Sport, as reported by

Hamsik will be leading the charge during the World Cup in Slovakia's first ever participation during their independent history.

"I think Slovakia will do really well at the next World Cup and they could be a surprise package," he continued.

"They are a young and well organised team who are willing to show something."