Napoli have made their sixth signing of the summer transfer window with the acquisition of Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael from Santos.
The 23-year-old arrives at the Stadio San Paolo as speculation linking current stopper Morgan de Sanctis with a move to Serie A rivals Roma gathers pace.
Rafael, who made his debut for the Selecao in a 4-1 win over USA last year, said that the lure of Champions League football convinced him of a move to Europe.
However, he has not ruled out the possibility of one day returning to Vila Belmiro.
"I always thought I would finish my career here at Santos, but with the passage of time I realised that I wanted to play in Europe and in the Champions League," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.
"But that does not mean that one day I will come back and finish my career at Santos."