Greek defender Manolas joins Napoli in €36 million move

2019-07-01 10:35
Kostas Manolas (AP)

Milan - Greek international defender Kostas Manolas has joined Napoli from Serie A rivals AS Roma in a deal reportedly worth €36 million, Roma announced on Sunday.

Reports in Italy said the second part of the deal could see Napoli's Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara moving in the other direction for a 20-million-euro fee.

Manolas, 28, is expected to form a formidable central defensive partnership with rugged Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Greek, who signed a five-year contract, has risen to become one of the best central defenders in Serie A since he moved to Roma in 2014 from Greek side Olympiakos.

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