In January, Ricardo Rodriguez joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven on a six-month loan, looking for consistent playing time ahead of the Euros. With the latter postponed, though, the situation has changed.
As reported by Tuttosport (via Milanlive.it), the left-back could even return to Milan for next season, despite his recent poor performances with the Rossoneri. It would be a low-cost opportunity which, frankly, would make a lot of sense.
In an interview with Calciomercato.com, speaking live on their Instagram page, the Swiss international’s agent – Gianluca Di Domenico – explained the decision to leave Milan in January. He also addressed the rumours linking his client with Napoli.
“Ricardo loves the city of Milan, he was very good at the Rossoneri. He’s a serious man, he never messed around and he always worked hard. To judge him, I think you must focus on the defensive phase and how he sets up the game.
“I understand that the attack is important, but it’s also important not to concede. Ricardo has always done his duty on the pitch, the choice to go to the PSV was all aimed at the Euros and certainly not against Milan.
“Napoli? We spoke with them, but when you make a transfer from one Italian club to another, variables also come into play. Napoli was at the same points in the standings as Milan, and this made it ‘politically’ difficult,” he concluded.
It remains to be seen where the left-back will end up, as it depends on several factors. In the event of Europa League qualification, then the Rossoneri would be able to use Rodriguez a bit more, acting as the backup to Theo Hernandez.