On Wednesday, the deal looked done and dusted. On Thursday, it looked at risk of falling apart. Now on Friday, all looks well again: Mirko Valdifiori and Napoli have agreed on a four-year transfer, and the midfielder is set for a medical ahead of signing and making his transfer from Empoli official.
The issues, which stemmed from a bizarre clause that would have kept Valdifiori's input and wishes out of transfer negotiations in two years, which the midfielder was understandably irked about. The clause has reportedly since been removed from Napoli's contract offer, and since everything else was acceptable without it, the two sides are moving ahead with the transfer.
The medical, set for Saturday morning at the team's Castel Voturno training facility, is the last hurdle to get through now before the move can be made official. While typically just a formality, this wouldn't be the first time that something wonky in the doctor's exam has killed a deal. If that happens. Which it totally won't. I hope.
Oh man, I totally just jinxed it, didn't I?