Napoli signs Jonathan De Guzman from Villarreal

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Napoli has signed midfielder Jonathan De Guzman, the team announced Wednesday. 

De Guzman comes to Napoli from Villarreal, where he signed in 2011. He had been on loan to Swansea City for the last two seasons. 

"I am happy to have come to Napoli. I can't wait to start," De Guzman said

Canadian-born, De Guzman gained Dutch citizenship in 2008 and was a member of the Netherlands' 2014 World Cup team in Brazil, where he played three games and picked up an assist. 

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Last season, the 26-year-old played 26 Premier League games for Swansea, scoring four goals and adding three assists. 

Napoli drew 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of its Champions League playoff on Tuesday. 

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