Monday February 4 2019
Hamsik confirms Napoli exit?

Marek Hamsik has reportedly informed Napoli of his decision to leave the club for China.

According to Il Mattino, Hamsik told Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis in a telephone conversation that ‘I can’t say no to such an offer,’ referring to Dalian Yifang’s offer of a three-year contract worth €27m.

The newspaper adds De Laurentiis accepted the decision and thanked his captain, while he would have then told his Partenopei teammates before their 3-0 win against Sampdoria on Saturday that ‘this is my last game with you. I can’t wear another club’s shirt in Italy or Europe.’

The Slovak joined Napoli from Brescia in the summer of 2007 and has gone on to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer and record appearance holder.