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Wednesday January 15 2020
Lobotka: 'Napoli a step up'

Stanislav Lobotka sees Napoli as “a step up in my career to a better and higher quality club” than Celta Vigo and thanks Marek Hamsik for advice.

The transfer was finally completed from Celta Vigo this afternoon for a reported €20m plus up to €4m in performance-related bonuses.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Official: Napoli sign Lobotka

Napoli have officially signed midfielder Stanislav Lobotka from Celta Vigo in a deal worth €20m plus bonuses.

The deal had been in the works for several weeks and he had his medical on Saturday, but had to finalise the details of his contract.

The 25-year-old Slovakia international will take part in training today with his new teammates.

It’s reported the cost of the operation was €20m plus up to €4m in performance-related bonuses.

Lobotka signed a contract to June 2024 worth €1.8m per season.

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Tuesday December 24 2019
Napoli looking at Lobotka

Napoli are in negotiations with Celta Vigo for midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, claim multiple sources, with €25m on the table.

The 25-year-old has already been linked with a move to the Stadio San Paolo several times in recent seasons, allegedly recommended by former captain and fellow Slovakian Marek Hamsik.

He only joined Celta Vigo from Nordsjaelland for €5m in the summer of 2017, but his transfer value has sky-rocketed.

There is a release clause in his contract, although it’s not clear if it is worth €35m or €50m.

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Friday December 20 2019
Napoli offer Mertens extension

Napoli striker Dries Mertens has reportedly been offered a two-year contract extension, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The Belgian striker has been at the San Paolo since 2013, when he signed from PSV Eindhoven for €9.5m.

He was initially deployed on the wing under Rafa Benitez, but Maurizio Sarri then converted him into a striker, and the goals have flowed ever since.

He recently overtook the legendary Diego Armando Maradona on Napoli’s greatest goalscorers’ list, and now sits second behind Marek Hamsik, on 118 in all competitions.

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Friday December 6 2019
Hamsik to be honoured before Genk

Napoli announced Marek Hamsik will be honoured with an award before their home game against Genk on Tuesday. “There will be a surprise for him.”

Head of operations and marketing Alessandro Formisano was speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss about an array of issues, starting with honouring Hamsik’s contributions to Napoli.

“Hamsik will be there for Napoli-Genk. Marek has confirmed this date. An hour before the game, we will give him a small ceremony and present him with a surprise.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Callejon set for China reunion

Multiple reports suggest Jose Callejon will leave Napoli in January or the summer for a reunion with Rafa Benitez at Dalian Yifang.

The veteran winger turns 33 in February and his contract with the Partenopei is due to expire in June.

La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sport and others all report Callejon will not extend his current deal and is going to China.

The obvious destination would be Dalian Yifang, where he’d reunite with both former Napoli teammate Marek Hamsik and coach Benitez.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Hamsik rues 'stonewall' penalty

Marek Hamsik found it “great and exciting” to return to Napoli for their match against Atalanta but rued the “stonewall” penalty not given to his former club.

Hamsik made his first appearance at the San Siro last night since leaving Napoli for Chinese side Dalian Yifang in February.

However, some of the gloss was wiped away by refereeing controversy, resulting in a 2-2 draw between the Partenopei and Atalanta.

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Tuesday October 29 2019
Hamsik returns to Napoli for Atalanta

Marek Hamsik returns to the San Paolo for the first time since he left Napoli when they play Atalanta on Wednesday, announced his agent.

Representative Juri Venglos confirmed in an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss that the Slovakian will be present for the first time since moving to Chinese club Dalian Yifang when Partenopei welcome high flying Atalanta to Napoli tomorrow evening.

“Yes, my client will be present for Napoli-Atalanta and it will be a beautiful moment for Marek, who has written history with the club,” Venglos told the radio station.

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Wednesday October 23 2019
Mertens overcomes Maradona

Dries Mertens has surpassed Diego Maradona’s tally of 115 goals in a Napoli jersey and is now closing on Marek Hamsik’s record of 121.

The 32-year-old Belgian bagged a brace during this evening’s 3-2 Champions League victory away to RB Salzburg.

He had been one goal behind Maradona’s total of 115, but in one night matched and surpassed it to reach 116.

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Friday October 11 2019
Hamsik: Won’t rule out Napoli return

Marek Hamsik says “I won’t rule out” a return to Napoli, whom he thinks “can do anything” this season.

Hamsik left Napoli for Dalian Yifang at the turn of the year but remains the player with the most appearances and goals in the Partenopei’s history.

“It’s going well in China,” the 32-year-old told Sport Mediaset after he played alongside Milan Skriniar for Slovakia last night.

“The season ends soon. It’s already been a year and I’ve got used to things here.

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