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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