Transfer news

Cavani: I'd like to play with Balotelli

November 16, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Napoli frontman Edinson Cavani believes he and Mario Balotelli "would make a good partnership" and said he would be happy for the Manchester City striker to join him at the Stadio San Paolo.

Edinson Cavani and Mario Balotelli
GettyImagesEdinson Cavani and Mario Balotelli have been opponents in this season's Champions League

Balotelli, 21, has pledged his future to City numerous times in recent weeks and did so again after Italy lost 1-0 to Cavani's Uruguay on Tuesday, though he did keep the door open for a return to Serie A in the future.

When being questioned by reporters, Balotelli said of Napoli, "I have said that I like the town", and Cavani believes he would be a great addition for the Partenopei in the future.

"He said he would like to come to Napoli," Cavani told Il Corriere dello Sport. "I would love to play with him, we would make a good partnership."

Cavani and Balotelli will meet again later this month when City visit Napoli in a crunch Champions League game, with the Uruguay forward looking to add to the strike he claimed in the 1-1 draw at Eastlands on September.