Porto defender Rolando “would definitely like to play in Naples” according to his agent, amid widely reported interest from the Serie A club.
The Azzurri are looking at the Portuguese international, 27, as they are in need of defensive reinforcements following the six month bans handed to captain Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava for allegedly failing to report attempted match-fixing. The club have also moved on another defender, Salvatore Aronica, to Palermo with the deal expected to complete once the transfer window reopens next week.
His representative Joao Jose Santos Cardoso da Silva spoke to Corriere dello Sport on Friday and told them the player would be open to such a move whilst also commenting on his suitability to coach Walter Mazzarri’s three man defence should president Aurelio De Laurentiis make a serious bid to secure him.
He told the paper: “He would definitely like to play in Naples. Rolando is a smart guy and he knows that Italy has one of the best leagues in the world and that Napoli are a great team. If the club and De Laurentiis were to make an offer then Rolando would definitely want to play in blue.”
"It would take about €8-10 million to capture Rolando. Can play in a three-man defence? He has already tried this formation in Portugual after a number of red cards. Rolando can adapt to any eventuality.”