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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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Tuesday August 20 2019
El Shaarawy wins Hamsik battle

Stephan El Shaarawy scored two lobs as Shanghai Shenhua beat Marek Hamsik’s Dalian Yifang 3-2 to reach the Chinese FA Cup Final.

Hamsik broke the deadlock to give Dalian a 14th-minute lead, glancing home a header.

However, El Shaarawy responded with a brace before half-time, lobbing the goalkeeper on both occasions.

Shenhua went on to win 3-2, and they will face Shanghai SIPG or Graziano Pelle’s Shandong Luneng in the Final.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Elmas a rough diamond for Napoli

The Partenopei won the race for Fenerbahce’s Eljif Elmas and Vilizar Yakimov believes the Macedonian teenager can flourish under Carlo Ancelotti.

It’s safe to say that Napoli’s summer mercato has somewhat gone under the radar, especially compared to Juventus’ and Inter’s big-money transfers. The Partenopei have been mainly working on their defence so far, as they already secured the signatures of Kostas Manolas and Empoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo, while also confirming the permanent transfers of goalkeeping duo Alex Meret and Davide Ospina.

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Monday July 15 2019
Mertens: 'Napoli need to buy'

Dries Mertens warned Napoli “have a strong squad, but if we want to win something, we need to buy in order to raise the level. I’d like to stay for many more years.”

The Belgian spoke at a Q&A from their training retreat in Dimaro, alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Kostas Manolas.

He was asked about the on-going transfer saga around Real Madrid creative midfielder James Rodriguez.

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Tuesday July 2 2019
Benitez & Hamsik back together

Rafa Benitez is reunited with former Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik after being appointed the new Coach of Dalian Yifang.

Benitez only left Newcastle United on Sunday but has already found work in China with Dalian.

Reports in England claim the 59-year-old will earn a £12m (€13.4m) salary – double what he earned at Newcastle.

The Spaniard links back up with Hamsik, the pair having worked together at Napoli between 2013 and 2015, winning a Coppa Italia and Supercoppa.

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