Cigarini delighted with Napoli move

Former Atalanta midfielder Luca Cigarini is delighted with his move to Napoli.

Former Atalanta midfielder Luca Cigarini is delighted with his move to Napoli.

"I want to clarify one thing. The facts confirm that I have never refused this place. I had an important job to do in the European Championship and I asked the clubs to let me concentrate, but to say that I have refused Napoli makes me laugh,” Cigarini told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“It's not like this, I deny it 200 per cent. I don't know who said it but whoever did is evidently sick.”

Cigarini then explained where he would like to play and what number he would like wear.

“I was born a central midfielder, but I manage to express myself best in a midfield three. At Parma, I found myself very well in front of the defence.

“Then last year with Atalanta we changed to a midfield four, where I partnered Guarente in the middle and I felt great, so I believe there will be no problems in a three or a four. I am an ambitious person and I hope for a place in Europe. I don't know if we'll finish among the top four, but I really want Europe.

“I don't want to create problems, but, if it were free, I would willingly choose the No 21 shirt. However, it's only right whoever has been here longer has advantages. I arrived last and I will decide last, but this is the least of my problems.”

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