Friday, 31st January, 2014

Napoli have confirmed the signing of defender Henrique from Palmeiras on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The Brazilian international, who joined Barcelona in 2008 from Palmeiras, did not feature for the Catalan giants.

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The 27-year-old spent loan spells at Bayer Leverkusen, Racing Santander and Palmeiras before rejoining the Brazilian club permanently in 2012.

Henrique, who started his professional career at Cortiba, made 88 appearances in all competitions for Palmeiras, scoring seven times and providing three assists.


The centre-back, who is contracted with Napoli until 2017, also has five senior appearances for Brazil to his name.

Naploi president Aurelio De Laurentiis was pleased with the new signing and posted on Twitter: "Welcome Henrique.

"Your experience and your quality will integrate perfectly with our great team."

The Azzurri are currently third in the Serie A table with 44 points from 21 games, 12 points adrift of first-placed Juventus.

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