Serie A runners-up Napoli have confirmed the signing of Bologna winger Simone Verdi on a five-year deal.
The Italian international completed a medical with the club earlier in the day, before putting pen to paper on a deal that will tie him to the club until 2023.
The 25-year-old scored 10 times from the Bologna wing last season, also contributing a further 10 assists as he helped steer
Verdi was reportedly close to joining Napoli in the January transfer window, but opted to remain with I Rossoblu until the end of the season, as he led the charge towards firing Bologna to Serie A safety,
Milan will receive €5M for the transfer of Simone Verdi to Napoli, after Milan put a 20% resale clause in his contract when he was sold to Bologna in 2016. The player is currently undergoing a medical with Napoli. pic.twitter.com/AalpjKPato— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) 11 June 2018
Verdi's move could will eventually cost the Naples based side up to €25m, though the payments for the deal will be staggered across separate instalments. An initial €20m fee will be paid up front, with up to €5m in bonuses being applied when certain criteria are met.
Former club Milan, where Verdi learnt his trade, will also receive €5m for the move, having inserted a 20% profit clause into the deal when letting him leave the San Siro in 2016.