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Agent Zaccardo: Napoli too quick for Prem rivals in Kvaratskhelia battle

Agent Cristian Zaccardo admits Premier League clubs threatened to beat Napoli to the signing of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia last summer.

The Georgia winger had been a long-term target for Tottenham and Everton, but eventually joined Napoli.

World Cup winner Zaccardo told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I was wrong: I had predicted that Kvaratskhelia in two years would cost 50 million (euros).

"Instead I know that one year is enough ... Napoli was skilful and timely: there was a risk that the Premier League would set its sights on Khvicha, who has also been in evidence for at least a couple of years with the Georgian national team."

Zaccardo says Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti is ideal for the winger: "Exactly. Perfect choice. Also because Spalletti is the best guide for Kvara: he also speaks a little Russian ..."



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