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Napoli sign El Kaddouri

August 27, 2012
By ESPN staff

Napoli have completed the signing of Omar El Kaddouri on a co-ownership deal with Brescia.

Omar El Kaddouri
GettyImagesOmar El Kaddouri joined joined Brescia in 2008

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El Kaddouri, 22, is an attacking midfielder and will spend this season with the Partenopei after agreeing a long-term contract.

Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis told "El Kaddouri is an important player for us now and will be in the future. It only took one minute to agree terms with (Brescia president) Gino Corioni and another minute to reach an agreement with his agent Mino Raiola. I have always worked well with Mino because he's an excellent professional.''

The former Anderlecht man has been with Brescia since 2008, where he has continually impressed, which has seen him linked with a variety of top-flight clubs, but the Belgian-born midfielder eventually chose Napoli.

"He ready to play at a high level," Raiola said. "I don't like comparing different players but if I had to I would say he resembles Zidane. He knows he has to work hard but the players and coach will help him out. I believe he is the most talented player in the league. For me, Omar is the icing on the cake for Napoli.''