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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Bit of Italian business: Gohkan Inler signs for Napoli
Napoli have added some steel to their midfield after last season securing a spot in the Champions League. Gohkan Inler, the turkish born swiss international shone at Udinese last year helping them secure fourth spot in Serie A. As a bright star in their midfield transfer speculation was rife amongst Italy, but it was Napoli that secured his signature after a month long tug-of-war with Udinese. This signing is a promising sign for Napoli fans after the vultures where looming to pick off their top talent after their success year last year. Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marek Hamsik and Edison Cavani who arguably was the best player in Italy last year, where all linked with moves away from Naples. Mouths where watering...and let them salivate. After Napoli's great season last year it was inevitable that bigger clubs, with more money and more prestige would come in with deals for these marquee players. Lavezzi was and is being pursued by Manchester City, Cavani has said he is open to a move Real Madrid, and Hamsik has said that a move to AC Milan would take his game to the next level.
Gokhan Inler will be a good signing for Napoli, and hopefully the trident of terror, (Cavani, Lavezzi, Hamsik) will stick around and try their hand in the Champions League next year, playing for the team that got them there.