Vargas set for Napoli return?
The good form of Grêmio forward Eduardo Vargas has not gone unnoticed.
According to Gazzetta Sportiva, Napoli, who own the 23 year-old, could be set to recall him when his loan spell in Porto Alegre expires at the start of January.
A hat-trick against AIK in the Europa League aside, Vargas struggled to make an impression at Napoli, failing to find the net in 19 Serie A appearances.
When loaned to Grêmio in January, it was believed that his time in Naples was up.
A return of three goals from seven matches in the Brasileiro so far this season has, however, seemingly caught the eye of new Napoli coach Rafael Benítez.
The 53 year-old’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation is more accommodating to Vargas than the 3-5-2 adopted by previous coach Walter Mazzarri. With the Chilean having rediscovered his best form at Grêmio, he may have a role to play.
Vargas has been used largely as a substitute in recent weeks by Grêmio trainer Renato Gaúcho, while he missed yesterday’s 3-2 victory against Portuguesa because he was on international duty.
Napoli signed Vargas from Universidad de Chile for £11.5 million, in January 2012.