In an interview with Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports, Facundo Colidio has revealed he would not have been able to forgive himself had he rejected the opportunity to join Inter from Boca Juniors.
The highly rated young striker was snapped up by the Nerazzurri in the Summer of 2017 and is still waiting for his chance in the Inter first team.
“I was doing very well at Boca, even though I was a reserve and the starter was Marcelo Torres. I couldn’t believe it when Inter came in for me, it’s every boy’s dream to play for a great European club. It was very difficult to say no. If I had refused it, I would never have forgiven myself.”
He was shipped out on loan to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Sint-Truiden for this season and went on to reveal that he had actually been close to joining Premier League club Newcastle United beforehand.
“I was very close, but it didn’t happen because the clubs couldn’t reach an agreement.”
He then went on to share his views about Inter strikers and compatriots Mauro Icardi and Lautaro Martinez.
“They have both performed very well since I joined Inter. They gave me a lot of advice every day and helped me understand non-trivial aspects. I took the opportunity to watch their movements, since I am very shy and I was afraid to ask for advice.”
Colidio then shared his desire to return to Inter at the end of the season.
“I would like to return to Inter in June, but I will respect their decision. If they want me to go out on loan again, I will welcome it.”
In conclusion he refused to rule out the possibility of a return to Boca Juniors in the future: “Would I like to return to Boca in the future? I played twice at the Bombonera, it was something incredible. I always say that I would like to come back and play at the Bombonera more.”
This season whilst out on loan Colidio has made 13 appearances across all competitions, in which he has scored one goal and provided seven assists.