Official: Edinson Cavani Completes €17 Million Switch From Palermo To Napoli

The Uruguayan hitman signed for the Azzurri this evening…
Edinson Cavani is officially a new Napoli player after completing a €17m switch from Palermo.

"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.

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