Napoli Beat Competition From Real Madrid And Man City To Sign Leandrinho

Napoli have ended weeks of speculation by signing highly rated Brazilian teenager Leandrinho from Ponte Preta.

The Italian Serie A club reportedly beat off interest from Real Madrid and Manchester City in the 18-year-old striker.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed the move with a brief welcome message on Twitter.

Leandrinho has represented Brazil 16 times at under-17 level, scoring 11 goals.

Napoli are currently third in Italy’s Serie A standings, seven points behind leaders Juventus at the season’s halfway point.

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