- April 28, 2017
28th April 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
Feeling unfairly treated and hardly afforded an opportunity to stake his claim at Napoli, Omar El Kaddouri knew he needed to leave Maurizio Sarri's side in the January transfer window in order to receive some meaningful minutes.
Having joined the Partenopei from Brescia back in 2012, the Belgian born attacking midfielder never really made an impact for Napoli, largely due a lack of opportunities related to the fierce competition for places. Moreover, seeing as Sarri's largely favoured a 4-3-3 formation, this didn't help him either, for that shape doesn't allow for his preferred number 10 position to be utilised.
Although it was encouraging to see him impress during a two-year loan spell with Torino from 2013-2015, cementing a place at his foster club proved unattainable.
So after appearing to agree a transfer to Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, he then did a stunning u-turn and instead opted to remain in