Cavani extends Napoli deal

Uruguayan happy to stay and targeting a bright future

Cavani: Delighted to have extended his deal at Napoli and now wants to keep repaying the fans

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Napoli have announced that star striker Edinson Cavani has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2016.

The Uruguayan striker had already been tied to Napoli on a long-term deal until 2015, but speculation was still rife that he could be lured away by one of Europe's heavyweights.

Cavani has now underlined his commitment to Napoli by agreeing to an extension, setting his sights on a successful future at the Stadio San Paolo.

"Next season I want to fight to bring something more to these unique supporters," the 24-year-old 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.

Affection

"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 also expressed his delight after confirming news of the deal.

"We are satisfied and I'm personally happy to have in my team a champion, but especially a good person," said De Laurentiis.

Cavani joined Napoli from Palermo after last summer's World Cup and has proved to be one of the most lethal strikers in Serie A this season, netting 26 goals.