Marek Hamsik's protracted move to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang is set to be officially confirmed next week.
The Slovakian international's move to China had earlier reportedly been delayed due to issues regarding 'payment methods' over his proposed €20m transfer.
Visite mediche in corso a Madrid per Hamsik. Tra lunedì e martedì l’ufficialità del trasferimento al Dalian alle condizioni imposte dal Napoli.— Carlo Alvino (@Carloalvino) February 8, 2019
Now, according to Italian based Sky journalist Carlo Alvino, Hamsik is currently completing medical check-ups in Madrid before his imminent move to Dalian is confirmed either on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Despite the January transfer window in Europe ending last week, the Chinese Super League's window remains open until 28 February, with there now being expectation on all sides that a deal will be completed for the 31-year-old sooner rather than later.
Hamsik joined Napoli from fellow Italian side Brescia in 2007, and has enjoyed more than a decade of service for the Neopolitans.
Marek Hamsik is on the verge of a move from Napoli to Dalian Yifang for €18m.— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) 5 February 2019
His record for the Naples club:
Napoli’s all time top scorer pic.twitter.com/IVP2MV7XoB
The Slovakian has spent twelve seasons at the San Paolo Stadium, and leaves a lasting legacy in Naples.
Last December, the midfielder became the club's all-time record goal-scorer when he overtook Argentina legend Diego Maradona's record of 115 strikes, whilst he also overhauled club icon Giuseppe Bruscolotti's mark of 511 appearances in November.
✍ Paolo Cannavaro: “At the end of the day, players mark eras that are at times forgotten many years later. I'm certain of one thing, that the name MAREK HAMSIK will echo in eternity through the streets of our city. #GrazieDiTuttoHamsik". pic.twitter.com/KezhGkqdTr— Everything Napoli (@NapoliAndNaples) 3 February 2019
Under Carlo Ancelotti this season, Hamsik has featured in 13 Serie A games, whilst his only goal this campaign came in the Champions League group stages.