Napoli sign defender Lorenzo Tonelli from Empoli

May 23 (Reuters) - Napoli have signed defender Lorenzo Tonelli from Empoli, the Serie A club said on their website ( on Monday.

The Empoli youth product, who made his first team debut in 2010 when they were in the second tier, helped the club to a 10th place finish in the top flight this season.

"I hope that I will honour such a prestigious shirt! I'm looking forward to starting this new adventure," said the 26-year-old, who has played for Italy's under-21s. (Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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