TRANSFER NEWS: Eduardo Vargas Confirms – “I Will Be Joining Napoli”

By on December 18, 2011

Eduardo Vargas has snubbed interest from the Premier League after confirming he will be joining Napoli in January.

The Chilean international striker has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Chelsea leading the chase along with Arsenal and Liverpool.

However, the 22-year-old has chosen to continue his career in Italy and will move from Universidad de Chile to Napoli for a fee in the region of £12m next month. Vargas confirmed the news when speaking to Radio Cooperativa:

‘Yes I will be joining Napoli, a large team in Italy,’ Vargas told Radio Cooperativa.

‘I’m sure I’ll do very well there. I know Cavani and Lavezzi.

‘I am very happy that everything was tied up quickly, and for me to play in Italy is a dream come true.’

Carlos Heller, shareholder at Universidad de Chile, also confirmed the deal:

‘It was very late last night when an agreement was made, but we are proud to reach it with the former club of Diego Maradona in Italy,’ he said.

‘Eduardo joins a team with a great trophy cabinet. For him and the national team, it is outstanding.’



  1. Antonio

    December 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    This story sounds made up neither soccernet or sbs have mentioned this story why sell now when in january the market will be open

    • mark

      December 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      yep its made up, thats why vargas said on his twitter that he’s off to napoli and has also been confirmed by napoli, the deals hasnt gone through yet though untill everything has been signed

  2. Harvey

    December 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Let him go…..don’t need someone who doesn’t wanna b @ Anfield

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