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.