Wednesday June 19 2013
Mertens joining Napoli, says dad

PSV Eindhoven winger Dries Mertens is confident he will complete a transfer to Napoli by the end of the month.

The €10m rated attacker has been strongly paired with the Azzurri and his father has admitted a move is close.

“He thinks he’ll be in Naples by the end of next week,” Herman Mertens told Niewsblad. “It’s a unique opportunity for him.

“His girlfriend was hoping for a transfer to London, but then Napoli arrived. When an offer from an important club like that is made then you can’t say no.”

Mertens is a 26-year-old Belgium international who has been playing his club football in Holland since 2006.