Sunderland fans react to Emanuele Giaccherini's Napoli move on Twitter

Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini celebrates after scoring their first goal

The Italian international failed to adapt to English football.

Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini celebrates after scoring their first goalItaly's Emanuele Giaccherini celebrates after scoring their first goal

Italian international Emanuele Giaccherini has left Sunderland, joining Napoli in a deal reported by Sky Sports to be worth just £2 million.

The deal will see the winger head back to Italy after three difficult seasons as a Sunderland player – which saw him start just 18 Premier League games and spend last season on loan at Serie A side Bologna.

Sunderland's Emanuele GiaccheriniEmanuele Giaccherini

Giaccherini was a shock coup for Sunderland back in 2013. He arrived from Juventus for a fee reported by The Mirror to be in the £6.5 million region – so they are losing a considerable amount in this exit.

Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini celebrates scoring their first goalItaly's Emanuele Giaccherini celebrates scoring their first goal

The Italian also clearly has talent.

He recently starred at Euro 2016 but has never managed to adapt sufficiently to the physical side of the Premier League.

The general consensus from Sunderland fans on Twitter is that the player had to go, considering his inability to adapt to the Premier League style.

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However, others are also shocked that Sunderland could not have used his recent good form for Italy to their advantage, and tried to recoup more of the transfer fee for the player.

Here is some reaction from Twitter…

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