Jose Callejon: 'Rafael Benitez convinced me to join Napoli'

Real Madrid's Jose Callejon and Osasuna's Andres Fernandez battle for the ball on January 12, 2013
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Jose Callejon reveals that a conversation with manager Rafael Benitez convinced him to join Napoli from Real Madrid.

Jose Callejon has revealed that talking to manager Rafael Benitez convinced him to join Napoli from Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old Spaniard signed a four-year deal with the Serie A side on Friday for a reported fee of £8.6m.

"Leaving Real Madrid is never easy, but for me Napoli is a really important step," Callejon told the club's official website.

"Benitez's call convinced me. This is a big club with international level, and I think we could show it in the Champions League."

Callejon scored five goals in 38 games for Madrid last season.

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