Welcome to Napoli, Faouzi!

Faouzi Ghoulam joins Napoli on a deal through 2018, with the left back filling the club's greatest need this January.

And we've got a done deal! Remember how we said that it seems unlikely that Faouzi Ghoulam would sign for Napoli without Aurelio De Laurentiis tweeting about it? Well, he's tweeted about it.

Then the news became official on the Napoli website. A photo of Ghoulam signing a contract, along with the news that he'll remain at Napoli until 2018. It's thought the fee is around €5m.

By now, y'all should probably know the rough details of Ghoulam. Aged 22, he's spent his entire senior career (and much of his youth) at Saint-Étienne. While capped at the U-21 level for France, he started for Algeria in a World Cup qualifying match, earning his first cap for the country. Oh, and he turns 23 tomorrow - what a lovely birthday present.

But enough of the boring stuff. Let's celebrate. Napoli bought a left back.

And we will not need to watch Pablo Armero in a Napoli kit again this season.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Siren's Song

You must be a member of The Siren's Song to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Siren's Song. You should read them.

Join The Siren's Song

You must be a member of The Siren's Song to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Siren's Song. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker