Napoli signs Chile forward Eduardo Vargas

Napoli has announced the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas
from Universidad de Chile.

In a statement on the club’s website, Napoli president Aurelio
De Laurentiis says Vargas has passed medical exams and signed a

Napoli did not divulge financial details, although it reportedly
paid a ?12 million ($15.7 million) transfer fee.

The 22-year-old Vargas scored 32 goals in 77 matches in all
competitions for Universidad de Chile over the past two seasons and
also scored twice for Chile in a 3-2 loss to Spain in a friendly in

Napoli, which faces Chelsea in the second round of the Champions
League, was looking to add depth in attack, where Marek Hamsik,
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani have played constantly.