Manolas joins Napoli from Serie A rival Roma


Center back Kostas Manolas has transferred from Roma to Napoli in a deal worth 36 million euros ($40 million) that should boost the southern club's Serie A title credentials. (Andrew MedichiniAP)

MILAN — Napoli has signed Greece defender Kostas Manolas from Serie A rival Roma.

Napoli confirmed the news on social media on Saturday while club president Aurelio De Laurentiis also posted on Twitter in Italian: "Welcome Kostas!"

No details of the transfer have been released but it is thought Napoli paid Roma in the region of 36 million euros ($41 million) for the 28-year-old Manolas.

Manolas has made more than 200 appearances for Roma since joining from Olympiakos in 2014.

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