Crotone general manager Raffaele Vrenna discussed the newly promoted side’s interest in Inter talents Sebastiano Esposito and Lucien Agoume in an interview with Italian media outlet FcInterNews earlier today.
“They are very interesting footballers, being followed by everyone. Surely there must be several teams interested in them. Nothing’s been talked about yet.
“And I’m not saying we’re looking to sign them. We have to finish the season and then from next week we’ll be working on the market. Surely, they are two very important players, we will evaluate them and we will see later. To date there is nothing concrete, nor has there been any contact.”
He suggested that the duo would earn more playing time with the Calabrian side than if they signed for a bigger team.
“Surely if they signed for us they would find more playing time than with a big team. But they would have to earn their place because those who play deserve it, so it would have to be seen, although they are two very important players.”
Finally, Vrenna commented on how the 18-year-old Esposito is from the south of Italy and could be the player to lead a southern team to greatness.
“Maybe a southern guy could be at his best right away. But in general, I assure you that all the players we had, from wherever they came from, had a good time in Crotone.
“We’re talking about a welcoming town, with a very willing population. So, any athlete can enjoy themselves here.”
Inter are looking for the right project for Esposito, who has impressed in his debut season in Serie A with the Nerazzurri.
The Italian teenager was promoted to the first team by coach Antonio Conte last summer after impressing in the pre-season training camp, and has scored one goal in 14 first team appearances this season. The Milanese club want to keep the starlet as they believe in his potential and so are looking for the best project for the player to develop.