Napoli complete Callejon signing
By Football News
Napoli have announced the signing of Jose Callejon from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of €10 million.
The Spanish attacker has signed a four-year deal with the Serie A club, and brings his second stint with boyhood club Real Madrid to a close by agreeing to the move.
The 26-year-old made 40 appearances under Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu last term, but will now hope to help his new club build on their second-placed finish in the Italian top flight.
Callejon began his career with Real Madrid's C and B teams, after graduating from the club's youth academy.
But, after growing frustrated over a lack of first-team opportunities in the Spanish capital, he moved on to Espanyol on a four-year deal.
His time at the Catalan club was the most successful of his career up until that point, as he made 106 appearances over three seasons, scoring 12 goals.
That form convinced Real Madrid to bring him back for a fee of €5.5m, and the 26-year-old would go on to play a prominent role in their 2011-12 title-winning campaign.
He has now opted to take on a new challenge, however, and will link up with Napoli as they begin life under new boss Rafael Benitez.