BREAKING NEWS: Napoli complete Higuain deal

The prolific attacker has made the decision to continue his career in Serie A and joins former Real Madrid team-mates Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol

Napoli have confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid in a deal believed to be worth up to €40 million.

The Partenopei were in the market for a new striker due to the €63 million departure of Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain and they had earmarked Higuain as the ideal replacement.

The 25-year-old had previously been linked with Juventus and Arsenal but has now signed a deal with Napoli instead, becoming the eighth most expensive incoming Serie A transfer of all time.

Higuain came through the ranks of the River Plate youth academy and joined Madrid in January 2007 for a reputed fee of €12m and has since netted over 100 Liga goals for the Spanish giants.

The prolific attacker becomes the third Blancos player to make the move to the Stadio San Paolo side this summer after the previous arrivals of Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol.

Napoli have also secured the services of goalkeeper Rafael from Santos and Dries Mertens from PSV, with Pepe Reina expected to join on loan from Liverpool soon.

More to follow…

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