Pazienza will join the Old Lady on a free transfer this summer once his contract at the San Paolo expires.
"Pazienza is grateful to Napoli for what they gave him and the club respects the player," continued the representative.
"Players do leave clubs in this game. Pazienza was disappointed that he couldn't continue his adventure at Napoli, but there were not the conditions in place to do so.
"It's a personal choice for a player to leave a side. The important thing is that he still respects the club he is leaving."