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Dries Mertens announces Napoli farewell: Neapolitans always in my heart


Dries Mertens has announced his departure from Napoli.

The veteran striker has failed to reach terms with Napoli over a new contract and has taken to social media to announce his exit.

Mertens said, "Dear Neapolitans, I knew this day would eventually come, but I didn't know how difficult it would be to say goodbye.

"This city has adopted, loved and supported me. Records and victories will be in the books, but people will always be in my heart and I am very happy that my son Ciro was born here.

"For 9 years Naples was my earth, the city has become part of me and I have decided to keep my house on the Gulf.

"I can only thank everyone: my departure has not been defined as I wanted but for me it is not a goodbye, it is just a farewell.

"Naples, but how much fun we had ..."

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