Napoli have sent Alberto Grassi back to his old club Atalanta on loan just six months after arriving.
The 21-year-old midfielder was signed for €8m in January, but sustained an injury in his first training session.
Grassi is yet to make a competitive appearance in the Napoli jersey.
A statement confirmed he will go back to Atalanta on loan this season.
He’ll get regular playing time at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia under Coach Gian Piero Gasperini.
Napoli brought in several midfielders this summer, including Marko Rog and Piotr Zielinski.