Friday, 24 July 2009

[Mercato] Napoli seal De Sanctis deal

Napoli have completed the capture of Morgan De Sanctis from Seville following a protracted chase.

An argument over image rights had delayed the deal, but those issues have now been resolved.

A fee of around 1.5million euros had been agreed earlier this week, only for De Sanctis to refuse to give up his image rights.

Napoli President Aurelio De Lauentiis has introduced a policy in recent years of owning the rights to all of the players at his club and was reluctant to buck that trend.

De Sanctis has finally agreed to compromise and he is now set to join up with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of Austria.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper will be hoping that a return to his homeland in time for the 2009-10 campaign will allow him to push for a place in Italy's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.

De Sanctis has seen his career stagnate in recent years, after leaving Udinese for Seville in 2007.

However, a loan spell at Galatasaray last season saw him return to form, brining him to the attention of Napoli.

Source: Sporting Life

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