“Ciao Napoli. Yes ciao, because it is not goodbye forever! It cannot be, because it is difficult to stay away from a city like this,” wrote the emotional figure of Federico Fernandez who is set to leave Napoli for Wales.
“A city where I found love and happiness straight away, that gave me so much, which I tried to give back with the best of myself on the field and off.
“A thank you from the heart to this magnificent city, to all its warm inhabitants, thank you to SSC Napoli and its magnificent fans. Thank you to everyone.”
Last week Swansea boss Gary Monk confirmed Fernandez was his first target, saying to Sky Sports: “We have had good chats with Fernandez. Fees have been agreed with the clubs and hopefully he’ll be here for medicals this week.”
“He brings that pedigree of playing for Napoli and Argentina. He is at a good age for us and will suit Swansea City. We want players who add quality to the squad and he will.”
Swansea defeated Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday and proved they are no pushovers, Monk will now want to add to his impressive squad as they go on the hunt for a consecutive win against Burnley on Saturday.
By Oliver Baines | August 19th, 2014