Tuesday February 8 2011
Matavz 'rejected Celtic for Napoli'

Tim Matavz's agent announces he has a deal with Napoli and “turned down Schalke, Palermo and Celtic for this move.”

The Slovenian striker has just turned 22 and currently plays for Groningen in Holland.

“On the last day of the transfer window negotiations with Napoli faltered due to a loan issue, but we have already reached an agreement to complete the transfer in July,” agent Musret Jashari told Radio CRC.

“Matavz is a great lad who has matured and done well in Holland. He has great power in his legs and will make a great partner for Edinson Cavani in the Champions League.

“Matavz turned down many offers to come to Napoli. We received official bids from clubs like Schalke 04, Celtic, Wolfsburg and Palermo, but Napoli were the preferred option.

“Coming to Napoli will be a great opportunity for Tim.”

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