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Walter Gargano traveling to Mexico ahead of Monterrey transfer

Walter Gargano's move to Mexico looks almost done, with the midfielder travelling to Monterrey to finalize the deal.

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We've been hearing for awhile now that Walter Gargano will soon be leaving Napoli. It's not a surprising development in light of of his recent history with the club, spending two years away on loan before getting a chance again last season, then dealing with struggles in form and consistency once he did return.

Now it looks like Gargano is set to seal his move, as he's reported to be travelling to Mexico right now to finalize his deal with C.F. Monterrey, known as Los Rayados in Mexico, to become the new anchor of their midfield.

Terms of the deal are currently unknown, but it's unlikely that Napoli will get a major fee for him. Even without that, though, this is probably the best outcome for all parties -- Napoli clear space for a midfielder who suits Sarri's vision better, and Gargano gets to go to a team that need him in a league that he can probably do quite well in.

It's hard to fault the effort and drive that Gargano has shown with Napoli over the years, but the simple fact is that at almost 31 -- his birthday is a little over three weeks away -- and after a couple years of showing declining skills, he isn't good enough for Napoli any more. Hopefully he can find success again in Mexico and close out his career in style, maybe even with another trophy or two to add to his collection.