Sunday August 28 2011
Pandev to Napoli was 'necessary'

Goran Pandev felt “enormous emotions” at his Napoli presentation, as Aurelio De Laurentiis explains why his signing was “necessary.”

The striker arrived on loan from Inter this weekend and was introduced to the San Paolo ahead of Saturday night's 3-1 friendly win over Palermo.

“It felt incredible,” said the Macedonian international. “I am very happy with this new adventure that has already had an extraordinary start.

“Hearing 60,000 people calling my name at the San Paolo gave me enormous emotions. I thank Napoli for giving me this great opportunity.”

President De Laurentiis was also at the team presentation and explained what prompted the Pandev move.

“I considered it necessary after the Champions League draw. I managed to complete the talks with Massimo Moratti, who is a real gentleman, within a few hours.”

Napoli were matched with Manchester City, Villarreal and Bayern Munich in the European competition.

“Pandev is a great player. Walter Mazzarri, who is a genius, considers Pandev a player who can take on many different attacking roles.

“We are still looking on the market, as we are a growing club and look at every detail. There could be another announcement within days, or we can talk about it again in January.”

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