Slovakian international officially signs extension to remain in Naples.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed midfielder Marek Hamsik has signed an extension with the club which will keep him in Naples until 2018.
The movie mogul confirmed the news on Twitter during the club’s 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Benfica on Friday night, and was clearly delighted with the news.
Hamsik has been a consistent figure in Napoli’s starting line-up over the past few years as the club continue their ascent back to the top of Serie A and begin to challenge in Europe.
The 26-year-old is a huge fan favourite and will be looking to help lead the Partenopei to further success following the arrival of Rafa Benitez this season.
— AurelioDeLaurentiis (@ADeLaurentiis) August 9, 2013
“It’s a perfect marriage with Hamsik,” wrote President Laurentiis on Twitter.
“He is a great man, a great professional and a great player who honours the Napoli jersey.
“It is a shirt he is happy and satisfied to honour. We have renewed his contract, extending it to 2018,” he concluded.
The Italian giants have seen both Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani depart over the past two years, with Hamsik the last man standing of the attacking trio that caught the attention of Europe two seasons ago.
However, the Slovakian clearly has no intention of following his former team-mates out of the door, and will be looking ahead to a bright future with the southern giants as they hope to go one better than their second placed finish last season.