Hamsik joins Napoli on 5-year deal

With a record of 10 goals in 40 appearances for Brescia in Serie B last season, the young Slovakian told the club’s official Web site (www.sscnapoli.it), “I’m very happy and proud to play for such a prestigious club as Napoli. I can’t wait to put on the blue jersey and meet my team mates”.

The midfielder has, says the site, “signed a contract until 2012”.