International Soccer - Italy
 
                   === Napoli inks GK Rafael from Santos ===
 
 Naples,  Italy  (Sports Network)  - Napoli  signed Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael
 from Santos on Friday in a deal believed to be worth $6.5 million.
 
 The   23-year-old  has  spent  his  entire  career  with  Santos,  making  114
 appearances since breaking into the senior team in 2010.
 
 Napoli finished second in Serie A last season, meaning the team will take part
 in the Champions League this upcoming campaign, which was a major attraction.
 
 "I always thought I would finish my career here at Santos but with the passage
 of  time I  realized that  I wanted  to play  in Europe  and in  the Champions
 League," he told Football Italia.
 
 Napoli  manager  Rafael Benitez  has already  signed a pair  of wingers in PSV
 Eindhoven's Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon from Real Madrid.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 07/12 17:48:46 ET

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