Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is delighted to have the Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain at the club. Napoli recently spent around £ 35 million to bring the 25-year-old to Italy.
He has been at Real Madrid for the last seven seasons and Benitez is delighted to have a player of his stature at Napoli. Napoli were on the lookout for a big-name striker especially after the departure of Edinson Cavani, who has been a major contributor to the club's goals over the last few years. He was found to French club PSG for £ 55 million.
Napoli have made a couple of signings already in the transfer window since the arrival of Benitez. The Spaniard has said that Higuain is a complete striker, who is going to be crucial to the attacking style of football that will be adopted by Napoli in the coming season. Even though they have lost their influential manager Walter Mazzarri to Inter Milan in the summer, Napoli are spoken of as one of the title favourites in the coming season. They finished second in the Italian league last time around, but with the addition of a few players, they are now extremely strong.
Benitez has also brought in Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a season long loan deal.
"We were looking for a quality player. We were looking for someone playing at the highest level. We have signed a player who comes from Real Madrid and we have signed a striker who has scored a hatful of goals and who will adapt very well to our system - an attacking system. We needed a player like this. We are all working together to ensure the players we want arrive," said Benitez, who expects Higuain to be an important player at the club for the next five years.