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Monday March 4 2019
Hamsik: Chinese football 'different'

Former Napoli captain Marek Hamsik made his Dalian Yifang debut on Sunday but admitted ‘I have to get used’ to Chinese football.

Hamsik ended a 12-year association with Napoli to join Dalian last month, and he played the entirety of his new side’s 1-1 draw with Henan Jianye on the opening day of the new Chinese Super League season.

The result came despite Dalian going down to 10 men, although the midfielder failed to score a goal or register an assist.

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Saturday March 2 2019
Hamsik to watch Napoli at 4.30am

Marek Hamsik will be watching Napoli-Juventus from China, even if it means getting up at 4am, and the former captain called Maurizio Sarri his favourite Coach.

The game kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Hamsik is in Shanghai at the moment for tomorrow’s game (with new club Dalian Yifang), but he rarely sleeps the night after a match anyway,” member of his entourage Martin Petras told Radio CRC.

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Tuesday February 26 2019
Mertens could follow Hamsik to China

After Marek Hamsik, Dries Mertens could be the next Napoli player heading to China, but only for his €28m release clause.

According to Calciomercato.com, Chinese Super League clubs are ready to try again for the Belgium international after proposals were rejected last term.

However, Napoli are not prepared to negotiate and will only let Mertens go for his €28m release clause.

The versatile forwards turns 32 in May and has dropped down the pecking order since Carlo Ancelotti took over, shifting to a 4-4-2 system.

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Monday February 18 2019
Hamsik is a Dalian Yifang player

Dalian Yifang have officially unveiled Marek Hamsik as their new player following his transfer from Napoli.

It’s reported to have cost around €20m with a contract worth €9m per year for the Slovakia international.

The 31-year-old begins this new chapter of his career in China after 12 years at the Stadio San Paolo.

Even before Napoli, Hamsik had been in Italy since 2004 with Brescia.

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Saturday February 16 2019
Mertens can join Hamsik in China

There are increasing reports Dries Mertens will follow Marek Hamsik out of the Napoli squad to China at the end of the season.

Hamsik completed his transfer to Dalian Yifang this week, having pushed hard to be allowed to experience this new stage of his career.

According to Il Mattino, La Gazzetta dello Sport and more, Mertens is no longer part of Napoli’s plans for the future and is also eyeing a move to the Chinese Super League.

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Friday February 15 2019
Hamsik: Could 'never' join Juve

Departing Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik admits he ‘can’t wait’ to get started at Dalian Yifang but assures he ‘could never’ join Juventus.

Hamsik is on his way to Dalian after 12 years at Napoli, and the midfielder made it clear if he ever left the Partenopei earlier in his career, it would have been for Milan as opposed to Juve.

“I’m excited, we’ll see how it goes,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday February 15 2019
Report: Date for Hamsik farewell

Marek Hamsik could reportedly be given a send-off by Napoli on the day of their Serie A match against Udinese on March 17.

Hamsik officially left Napoli for Chinese side Dalian Yifang on Thursday, but the nature of his transfer meant he was not able to properly bid farewell to the club.

According to Il Mattino, March 17 could be the date as the Chinese Super League will be on break for two weeks, while Napoli host Udinese at the San Paolo that day.

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Thursday February 14 2019
OFFICIAL: Hamsik joins Dalian

Napoli have officially confirmed Marek Hamsik’s transfer to Dalian Yifang for a reported €20m.

His move was announced in a statement on Napoli’s official website, which thanked Hamsik for his service to the club.

“Napoli hug Marek Hamsik and thank him for these 12 wonderful years spent together, characterised by great dedication and a deep feeling of belonging to the Napoli shirt,” it read.

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Thursday February 14 2019
Hamsik: I'll always love Napoli

Marek Hamsik has written an open letter to Napoli fans after joining Dalian Yifang. “I’ll love this city forever.”

Napoli confirmed on Thursday that Hamsik was on his way to Dalian Yifang, and the midfielder did not hold his emotions back in a long Instagram post.

“I have to apologise to all you Azzurri fans,” began the departing Partenopei captain.

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Thursday February 14 2019
ADL: Hamsik has left Napoli

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Marek Hamsik’s transfer to Dalian Yifang. “He’s gone.”

De Laurentiis’ admission comes just hours after Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani told Radio Kiss Kiss that Hamsik had ‘become’ a Dalian player on Wednesday evening.

“Hamsik’s gone,” he told reporters in Zurich ahead of the Partenopei’s Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday evening.

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