Napoli confirm €25m signing of Verdi from Bologna

Napoli have confirmed the signing of Italy international Simone Verdi from Bologna.

The deal for the versatile attacker is worth a reported €25 million (£22m/$29m).

The 25-year-old has agreed terms on a five-year deal to join up with new coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was appointed in place of Maurizio Sarri last month.

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Verdi came through Milan’s youth system but made just two appearances for the club before moving on to Torino.

Having also played for Carpi and Empoli, as well as a brief stint in La Liga with Eibar, the forward has spent the past two seasons with Bologna, scoring 10 goals in 34 Serie A appearances in 2017-18.

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Verdi has won four caps for his country, the last of them coming in the friendly draw with Netherlands on June 6.

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