Monday July 16 2012
Mazzarri welcomes Viola duo

Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri is content with the proposed arrivals of Valon Behrami and Alessandro Gamberini from Fiorentina.

The two players have undergone their Azzurri medicals and all that is missing are their signatures on contracts.

“It is not official yet, but they are players of a certain experience,” Mazzarri noted on Tuesday afternoon.

“Gamberini is a player who, like Goran Pandev, needs to be re-evaluated. He has some important experience and is an Italian international.

“Behrami is younger, a player who has always done well and has never thrown in the towel. He, like Gamberini, can cover a number of roles.

“He can play in the middle of midfield and on the wing. He is a player who can be very useful.”

The pair are understood to have cost the Stadio San Paolo outfit in the region of €8.5m.

Defender Gamberini will be 31 next month, while former West Ham and Lazio man Behrami is still just 27.

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