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Jose Callejon says Rafa Benitez's influence was crucial in persuading him to leave Real Madrid and join Napoli.
The striker left the Spanish capital after two years at the Bernabeu earlier this week, having made 87 appearances for Real.
Benitez has added the 26-year-old to a squad that finished second to Juventus in Serie A last season, but one that could be shorn of Edinson Cavani if reports of the Uruguayan's departure come true.
Napoli paid around 10m Euros for Callejon, who had spent the early part of his career with Real before joining Espanyol.
"Leaving Real Madrid is never easy, but for me Napoli is a really important step," Callejon said on Napoli's official club website.
"Benitez's call convinced me. This is a big club with international level, and I think we could show it in the Champions League.
"Napoli were sensational in Serie A, and made the Champions League, and this pushed me coming here. Then, Benitez's call has crowned ...
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Paris St Germain have finally completed the signing of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani for an undisclosed fee on a five-year contract.
Cavani had been linked with a host of European clubs this summer, with Manchester City and Real Madrid also rumored to be interested in the Uruguy forward.
However, the French champions had stepped up their pursuit in the last week and announced the...
Paris Saint-Germain has broken the transfer record in the French league by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.
The French champions announced the five-year deal Tuesday for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million). The previous record belonged to Monaco, which recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79 million) for Colombia striker Radamel Falcao...
Edinson Cavani set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is expected to sign for Ligue One champions Paris Saint-Germain pending a medical.
The 26-year old has been linked with every top side in Europe this season – Manchester City and Chelsea were among the favourites to procure his signature.
For Napoli this season...
On Monday, the long-awaited departure of Edinson Cavani from Napoli occurred as he was unveiled as the fourth most expensive player of all time with a move to Paris Saint Germain. The Qatari project at the French champions continuing apace with the Uruguayan’s £55 million transfer.
It was also just another day in the summer or lunacy that has been played out by the two richest...
PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million).
The previous record belonged to Monaco, which recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79 million) for Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.
It is the fifth most...
The Swedish star, 31, has fallen out with new Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc over the signing of Edinson Cavani.
PSG will shell out £54m for the hit-man and hand him a bumper contract - and Ibrahimovic isn't happy.
It now appears that he may quit the French giants, despite Blanc being in the job just THREE weeks.
StarSport revealed back in May that Ibrahimovic was pondering...
Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no need to sell any of their key men this summer, including Branislav Ivanovic.
Reports have suggested that the Blues might look to trim their squad during the current transfer window, with Ivanovic, Juan Mata and David Luiz among those said to be attracting interest from afar.
Mourinho, though, says the club remain on a sound financial footing...
Paris St Germain new boy Edinson Cavani has set his sights on forming a formidable strike partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after completing his transfer from Napoli on Tuesday.
The Uruguay forward penned a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, ending speculation over his future after having been linked with a host of clubs including Manchester City and Real Madrid .
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is a key target for Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis as he prepares to reinvest the funds generated by Edinson Cavani's sale to Paris St Germain .
De Laurentiis, who on Tuesday night expressed his disappointment Uruguayan striker Cavani had opted to leave Italy, tempered the news by revealing he has now made 124.5million euros (£108m...
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is a key target for Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis as he prepares to reinvest the funds generated by Edinson Cavani's sale to Paris St Germain.
De Laurentiis, who on Tuesday night expressed his disappointment Uruguayan striker Cavani had opted to leave Italy, tempered the news by revealing he has now made 124.5million euros (Â£108m...