Aurelio De Laurentiis has officially confirmed the arrival of goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who has signed for Napoli on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old Italian veteran was a free agent after his contract expired with Genoa last month, allowing him to find a new club. Napoli needed a new goalkeeper after following the departure of David Ospina and talks were soon opened with Sirigu, who soon agreed terms with the Partenopei.

As announced by De Laurentiis, Sirigu has now officially signed for Napoli, allowing him to join Luciano Spalletti’s squad ahead of the rapidly approaching Serie A season. Sky Sports Italia suggests that the 35-year-old will earn around €700,000 net per season plus add-ons. 

A €100,000 compensation clause has also reportedly been included should the Campania side terminate his deal.

Sirigu is likely to play a backup role for Napoli but there’s every chance that he could become a regular feature next season as a result of the Alex Meret situation. Spalletti would prefer Keylor Navas or Kepa Arrizabalaga to the 25-year-old Italian, but if neither arrives then Sirigu could take over. 

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