Lorenzo Insigne will remain at Pescara for the entire campaign rather than return to parent club Napoli in January.
The 20-year-old attacking talent is making a name for himself this season under Zdenek Zeman at the Stadio Adriatico.
His performances have been so good that some are suggesting that he could be of use to the Azzurri for the second half of the campaign.
"Insigne belongs to Napoli and sporting director Riccardo Bigon really believes in him," agent Antonio Ottaiano told Il Sussidiario.
"However, the agreed deal between the two clubs is clear. Insigne was sent to Pescara to learn and grow under a maestro like Zeman.
"A January move to Napoli would just be too soon. As already agreed with Bigon, a decision on his future will be made at the end of the campaign.
"There is no rush and the boy must mature with calm. He wants to play for Napoli, but he has to take it one step at a time."
Insigne, who made his Italian Under-21 international debut earlier this month, has scored six goals in Serie B for Pescara so far this term.
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