Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has committed his immediate future to Serie A club Napoli after signing a one-year contract extension.Cavani, 24, starred in Uruguay’s run to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals in South Africa.
This season he has helped Napoli to third place in Serie A and Champions League qualification, with his performances reportedly attracting interest from several European giants.
But the former Palermo man, who was already contracted to Napoli until 2015, has put an end to speculation that he may leave the Stadio San Paolo in the close season by signing on for a further year.
“Next season I want to fight to bring something more to these unique supporters,” Cavani told Radio Marte.
“We’ll try to fight for the Scudetto again as, with this squad, the hunger for success and this serious project in place, we can go far.”
“My family is very happy in Naples and I want to do well here.”
“I decided to stay at Napoli because of the way this city and its fans have treated me.”
“With my renewal, the club proved it wants to achieve many more great things in future.”
“When a person feels so much affection, he has to repay them and that is why I wanted to extend my contract with Napoli.”
“The love of the Napoli supporters is unique, as the only time I felt such affection was the return to Uruguay after the World Cup.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis was more than happy to strengthen his club’s hold on a player who has scored 26 goals in the league this season.
“We are satisfied and I’m personally happy to have in my team a champion, but especially a good person,” De Laurentiis said.