Giaccherini leaves Sunderland for Napoli

Sunderland, Updated: July 16, 2016 2:41 PM
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Emanuele Giaccherini has called time on his career with Sunderland by signing for Serie A club Napoli on a three-year contract.

Sunderland: Giaccherini leaves Sunderland for NapoliSunderland: Giaccherini leaves Sunderland for Napoli

The 31-year-old winger joined the Black Cats from Juventus in July 2013 but failed to cement a first-team place at the Stadium of Light and returned to Italy on a season-long loan with Bologna for the 2015-16 campaign.

His impressive performances with the northern outfit – and subsequently with Italy at Euro 2016 – have convinced last year’s Scudetto runners-up Napoli to recruit him for a reported £2million fee.

Sunderland confirmed the news on their website on Saturday and he leaves after making 43 appearances for the club, scoring five goals.

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