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Napoli sign Brazilian Jorginho

 High-flying Napoli signed in-form Brazilian Jorginho from Serie A rivals Hellas Verona yesterday.

“Napoli has made official the purchase of Jorginho,” the club said in a statement. “The midfielder has signed until 2018 and will take the number eight jersey.”

Jorginho, 22, has scored seven goals in 18 appearances this season, helping promoted Verona to climb to sixth in 

Serie A.

“He ... is a quality young player which means he can help the team today but also be a player for the future,” Napoli coach Rafael Benitez told a news conference on the eve of today’s trip to Bologna.

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