Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has welcomed the signing of Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri.

El Kaddouri has joined Napoli in a co-ownership deal.

De Laurentiis told Napoli's official website: "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."