Uruguay international Edinson Cavani has revealed he turned down a number of Serie A sides, including Juventus, before joining Manchester United.
The 33-year-old joined the Red Devils on Deadline Day on a free transfer after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.
Cavani was reportedly close to joining Atletico Madrid before Luis Suarez’s arrival, but he has now revealed he turned down Juventus and Napoli.
“I saw it and I am very excited. It is yet another demonstration of affection from Naples that I will never forget,” he told Mondo Napoli, as per FC Inter 1908.
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“The emotion is doubled seeing my children admire that mural. It cannot be explained. To the fans I only say thank you. I will always be grateful to them.
“It is for this reason that I said no to many Italian clubs including Juventus, who called me often, and also Inter.
“I couldn’t make such a gesture to the Neapolitans.”