Emanuele Giaccherini has 'no regrets' about joining Napoli from Sunderland

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Emanuele Giaccherini's agent says the winger has no regrets about leaving Sunderland for Napoli in the summer despite his lack of game time.

Giaccherini joined Napoli in the summer on a three-year contract in a £2million deal but has only made four appearances for the Italian side.

Agent Furio Valcareggi said: "Giaccherini is fine, he is happy to stay in Naples. He wants to play and prove himself in training.

"Let’s wait, however, there is not a shred of regret for our choice.

"This three-year period in Naples will be nice."

The 31-year-old spent last season on loan with Serie A side Bologna, who were strongly linked with a summer move for the winger who starred for Italy at Euro 2016.

Giaccherini's future had been the subject of constant speculation throughout the summer after a number of Italian clubs have been vying to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.

Sunderland were always ready to let the 31-year-old leave the club after he had spent last season on loan at Bologna and only had 12 months remaining on a £40,000 a week contract at the Stadium of Light.

Giaccherini made just 32 Premier League appearances for Sunderland - only 18 of which were starts - after arriving in a £6.5m move from Juventus in the summer of 2013.