The Italian media continues to be quite sure that Napoli won’t buy Leander Dendoncker from Aston Villa in the summer, and TuttoMercatoWeb has a few words to say about this situation today.

The midfielder’s decision to join the Serie A side in January was all about getting more playing time, as he wasn’t having enough minutes in England in the first part of the season.

As written by the website today, he has become a ‘mysterious object’ in Napoli’s transfer window, because he has only been handed 21 minutes on the pitch for them so far.

That’s why there’s so much certainty that there’ll be no attempt to buy him from Aston Villa. It’s said ‘it’s quite obvious’ the Italian club won’t be triggering the €9m buying clause.

With his situation at the English club not looking great either, Dendoncker is expected to have a ‘complicated summer’ ahead.

The midfielder still has a contract with Aston Villa running until 2026, and in case Emery really doesn’t plan to use him, he should indeed look for one more alternative solution when the next transfer window comes.