Cavani happy at Napoli
Edinson Cavani has vowed to stay at Napoli next season and repay the club for the faith that has been shown in him.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 04/07/11 4:44pm
Edinson Cavani has vowed to stay at Napoli next season and repay the club for the faith that has been shown in him, following fresh speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City.
The Uruguayan striker joined Napoli from Palermo 12 months ago and scored 26 goals in Serie A to help fire them to UEFA Champions League qualification.
He also signed a contract extension in May to keep him in Naples until 2016, while club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has slapped a €100million euros (£90m) price tag on his head.
Reports have nevertheless continued to link Cavani with a move elsewhere, and Man City manager Roberto Mancini again declared his admiration for the 24-year-old over the weekend.
Cavani maintains, however, that he is enjoying life with Napoli and is looking forward to spending another year at the San Paolo.
"I'm very happy with everything that Naples and its people have given me, and that's why we'll be there again next year," he told Fifa.com.
Questioned on whether he had noticed that Manchester City wear sky blue, the same colour as both Uruguay and Napoli, Cavani said: "That's true. I'm a believer and all these things do seem like messages.
"They're just coincidences though."
Cavani admits he was surprised as well as delighted to enjoy such a successful first season with Napoli.
He explained: "You always try to finish a year or a season off in the best way possible because you never know what's around the corner.
"I didn't expect things to work out so quickly but for some reason they did. At the end of the day I think it all came about because I worked hard and stuck at it."