Liverpool Complete £4.5m Dossena Sale: 18 Month Anfield Stay Ends

Italian on his way to Napoli medical.

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Andrea Dossena has finally secured his move from Liverpool to Napoli after a disappointing 18-month spell on Merseyside.

The Italian has joined the Partenopei on a four-and-a-half year deal after agreeing terms and successfully passing a medical.

Speaking on Wednesday, the 28-year-old revealed his excitement at securing a return to his homeland after a difficult spell with Liverpool following his £7 million transfer from Udinese in the summer of 2008.

He said: “I’m looking forward to embracing Napoli and to experience the emotion of the Stadio San Paolo.

“It’s missing the official news of the move and so I can’t say a lot, but I’m waiting.

“I thank Napoli and I’m happy to meet up with friends such as De Sanctis, Quagliarella and Maggio.”

Despite failing to secure regular first-team action, Dossena wrote himself into the Anfield’s modern day folklore in March 2009 as Liverpool recorded landmark victories over Real Madrid and Manchester United in the space of less than a week.

He appeared as a late substitute in both games and scored a goal in each. His first came in the 4-0 drubbing of Real in the Champions League before firing a looping shot past Edwin Van der Sar when the Reds ran out 4-1 winners at Old Trafford four days later. (Click Liverpool)

Andrea Dossena was by no means the worst player to have ever played for Liverpool and there are other players far more in need of being offloaded but the Italian clearly failed to perform to a high standard and was continually unable to persuade Rafa that he had the ability to cement a first team spot.

Continuously defensively unsound and far too wasteful when in possession the Udinese full back failed to take his chances when called upon and he has been heading for the Anfield exit for the best part of six months and perhaps a move back to Serie A will help Dossena to fight his way into the World Cup picture and I personally wish him well and believe that he can move onwards from here and hopefully we got a fee in the region of the reported £4.5m for the 28 year old.


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