Portuguese defender Rolando is likely to leave Napoli at the end of the current campaign, the player’s agent has revealed.
Porto stopper joined the Azzurri on a short-term loan in the January transfer window and it was believed the Serie A side had the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.
However, the player’s representative has denied the existence of such a clause and hinted that Rolando will not be staying at Stadio San Paolo for much longer.
“The reports about Napoli not taking up their option on him surprise me,” Cardoso da Silva told Radio Renascenca. “Primarily because one does not exist. Rolando is in Naples on a simple loan deal from Porto.
“If clubs are interested in signing him at the end of the season then they are free to do so as Napoli have no preferential right. A return to Porto? I can’t rule that out.”
Rolando arrived at Stadio San Paolo in search of first team football after losing his place in the side at Dragao Stadium, but he has made just 2 Serie A appearances this season.
The 27-year-old has seen his career start taking a turn for the worse over the last year or so, and he is now struggling for regular playing time.