Related

Article

Benitez delighted with ´top class´ Higuain

3 August 2013 00:19

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez said it was an "easy decision" to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.

The Argentina international joined the Serie A runners-up from La Liga giants Real Madrid as a replacement for Edinson Cavani.

He is set to feature for the club against Arsenal in their opening fixture of the Emirates Cup on Saturday - and Benitez was delighted to land the striker.

"I don't know how long (he will play) but I think that he has to play because he is training well, he is fine, but we'll have to manage it at the time," the Spaniard said.

"He's a great player and it was an easy decision for me (to sign him), I told the chairman that I liked the player, so the technical director and the chairman, they were quick and after we signed the player (I was) really pleased because he is a top class player."

Benitez also said he was surprised to be able to land Pepe Reina in a loan deal from Liverpool but was thrilled to acquire his services.

"Obviously, I know the situation and I was surprised, because we were trying to sign Julio Cesar," he continued.

"It was a surprise for us when Pepe Reina was available, so for us it's a big boost, really important because he's a great player."

Sponsored links

Thursday 27 July

23:58
23:35
22:57
21:56
21:25
21:14
20:46
20:36
20:21
20:15
20:00
19:36
19:25
19:07
18:53
18:28
18:27
17:34
17:17
17:06
16:54
16:51
16:43
16:18
16:13
16:05
15:43
15:39
15:17
14:14
13:44
13:40
12:42
12:18
11:56
11:40
11:07
10:13
10:04
09:18
08:19
07:34
06:53
05:56
05:42
05:09
05:07
04:29
03:27
02:26
01:58
01:00
00:48
00:17

Wednesday 26 July

23:49
22:39
22:08
21:23
21:19
21:06
20:17
20:12
19:25
18:50
18:35
16:54
16:54
16:22
16:11
16:03
14:43
14:19
13:00
11:45
10:54
10:26
09:48
09:18
09:04
07:25
05:58
05:06
04:04
02:26
01:21
00:46

Facebook