Napoli forward Jose Callejon is set to leave the club at the end of the season, following recent speculation linking him with a move to Aston Villa.
According to Calciomercato, the Spaniard should be moving on at the end of the season, by which point he will have spent seven years at the club after joining from Real Madrid.
He’s made 336 appearances for the club so far in all competitions, but at the age of 33 the club are seemingly prepared to let the player go, with Hirving Lozano now on the scene in Naples.
Calciomercato add that the arrival of Nicola Politano has pushed Callejon further towards the exit, despite Gennaro Gattuso using him in most matches.
The last time talks were had about a possible extension between Callejon’s entourage and the club was December, but him staying on now appears highly unlikely.
The development comes after the player was linked with an £8.5 million move to Aston Villa in January (Arena Napoli).
TBR’s view – Villa must stay up
Such a report may put Aston Villa on red alert, but realistically the club need to stay in the Premier League if they are to have any hope of landing Callejon on a free transfer.
Callejon is more than likely not going to want to play for a team in the Championship.
He may be coming to the end of his playing career, but he still has a lot to offer.
To have featured so regularly for Napoli this season and to have even worn the captain’s armband on a few occasions is an indicator the player is still fit to play at the top level.