"I signed with Napoli. I am very happy, it's a new adventure,” Cavani announced to Stadionews.
“I’d like to say thanks to [Aurelio] De Laurentiis (Napoli president) and [Maurizio] Zamparini (Palermo president) I hope that Palermo's supporters will understand me.
“I am sorry if the Palermo fans hate me after having made the switch but I will always hold a place in my heart for them.
“Being a professional sometimes you are required to make certain choices. I wanted a change of scenery and the club new it was time to find sell me on.”
Napoli president De Laurentiis explained that the transfer fee will be spread over a number of years. Of the €17m, €5m will be paid now and €12m will be paid over the next four years.