Inter owned Lorient loanee Andrew Gravillon has revealed that it is a dream come true for him to be able to play in France.
“It’s a dream come true, as a child I watched Ligue 1 on TV, honestly it’s like winning a trophy. I told my agents, I wanted to have an experience in France,” he explained in an interview with Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which appeared in yesterday’s print edition of Milan based news outlet.
Gravillon then went on to explain how he came to join Inter as a youngster and praised the late Pierluigi Casiraghi for the role he played in it all.
“It was a trial for 40 players, Casiraghi came to see me twice, then he took me to Italy for two tournaments. It was an unforgettable moment for me when Pierluigi told me ‘I’ll let you sign in August’.
“What a thrill it was that day in the office! For me he was like a second father, he gave me a great chance.
In conclusion he was asked about the possibility of playing for Inter in the future and he admitted that whilst that is what he wants, he is currently focused on playing for Lorient.
“Inter in my future? I always follow the Nerazzurri. Inter remains my goal, they are the team that trusted me, the dream is to be a starter at the club but now I think about playing as many games as possible with Lorient, then the two clubs will decide what to do.”
Gravillon initially arrived at Inter at under 17 level back in 2014. He was sold to Benevento in 2017 but returned to Inter in January 2019. He was loaned out to Lorient for the duration of this season and the French club have an option to buy him.