Polish striker Milik to join Napoli from Ajax

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Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik will join Italian football club Napoli from AFC Ajax, filling in the place vacated by Argentine Gonzalo Higuain who moved to Serie A giants Juventus.

On the evening of Napoli’s 90th birthday celebrations at their San Paolo stadium on Monday, Milik, 22, walked out on to the pitch wearing a Napoli shirt, reports Xinhua.

Club owner and president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted a message on his Twitter account which said: “Welcome Milik.”

“It’s an honour to be part of Napoli,” Milik wrote on his Facebook page.

“There are fantastic fans with a lot of passion, a great club with a glorious history. I want to make those fans happy.”

Milik scored 21 goals for Amsterdam-based Ajax in the past season. He also played alongside Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandoski in Poland attack at the European championship.

–IANS

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