Matic joins from Partizan as Napoli’s recruitment drive draws to a close.

In what’s been a flurry of activity over the last few days at Napoli, the latest key capture is experienced central midfielder Matic, who becomes the third player to swap Partizan for Napoli in this window, following the weekends capture of Moutinho and Vinicius. “Matic is one we had our eye on for a few days, but took our time in making the approach as we wanted to weigh up our options regarding Linetty who has gone the other way. Interest and bids from other clubs, lead us to accelerate discussions and get the deal over the line. Matic brings experience and will be in there with Vidal and Moutinho giving us some really quality both defensively and also in terms of creativity. In the last 3 days 16 player have left Napoli with 13 arriving, that’s a big turnover and it’s going to take a while for these to bed in. It’s always a gamble when you change the squad so much, however I took the decision to make wholesale changes now, than to make constant changes throughout the season. I think this time tomorrow all our business will be complete bar possibly the departure of Rajkovic which still hangs in the balance”

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