By 90Min
January 31, 2018

Emanuele Giaccherini has completed the switch from Napoli to fellow Serie A side Chievo Verona on a short-term loan deal.

The Italian's loan deal will last until the end of the season, and the club revealed on their website he will wear the number 17 shirt.

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Premier League fans will remember watching Giaccherini from his three year stint at Sunderland between 2013-15. He made 43 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats, and scored five goals. After a successful loan spell at Bologna, Napoli secured the services of the attacker for a fee of around £1.5m.

The 32-year-old has made just four appearances for the current Serie A leaders this season, however has managed to secure a move in order to get regular first-team football.

He has also represented his country at two European Championships, helping them finish runners-up in 2012 and the quarter-final stage in 2016 in two star-studded Italian sides.

Whilst his future at Napoli may look unclear, Giaccherini will certainly be hoping he can revive his career with a successful loan spell at Chievo Verona - who currently sit in 13th place in Serie A. 

Chievo have struggled for goals this season - currently with a goal difference of -18 - however will be hoping the signing of Giaccherini can solve their problem in front of goal.

Giaccherini could make his debut for his new club when Chievo travel to high-flying Atalanta on Sunday, as they look to make up ground on the top half of the Serie A table. 

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