Napoli happy to net El Kaddouri
Co-ownership deal struck with Brescia for attacking midfielder
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: August 27, 2012 5:47pm
Omar El Kaddouri: Attacking midfielder has joined Napoli on a co-ownership deal from Brescia
Napoli are confident Omar El Kaddouri will become an important player for the club after finalising a co-ownership deal with Brescia.
El Kaddouri will spend this season with Napoli after agreeing a long-term contract with the Serie A side and club president Aurelio de Laurentiis is delighted with the deal.
De Laurentiis told Napoli's official website: "El Kaddouri is an important player for us now and will be in the future.
"It only took one minute to agree terms with (Brescia president) Gino Corioni and another minute to reach an agreement with his agent Mino Raiola.
"I have always worked well with Mino because he's an excellent professional."
Belgium-born El Kaddouri left Anderlecht in 2008 to join Brescia, where a series of impressive performances in Serie B alerted Italy's top-flight clubs to his ability.
Quoted in the Corriere dello Sport, Raiola told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli: "He is ready to play at a high level.
"I don't like comparing different players but if I had to I would say he resembles Zidane.
"He knows he has to work hard but the players and coach will help him out.
"I believe he is the most talented player in the league. For me, Omar is the icing on the cake for Napoli."