SPAL coach Pasquale Marino has confirmed that Inter owned loanee Sebastiano Esposito will be leaving the club in January.
Esposito joined SPAL on a season-long loan but has not played as much as expected, especially in recent weeks with him having been an unused substitute in each of their last five games.
The young striker will return to Inter but will seemingly not be at the Nerazzurri to stay, with a report from Sky Sport Italia stating he is set for a loan move to Venezia for the second half of the 2020-21 season.
“This year, the boy was penalised by the position in which he was deployed,” Marino remarked in his press conference ahead of SPAL’s Coppa Italia clash with Serie A side Sassuolo tomorrow evening.
“He could not fully express his qualities in the way that we play.
“I think he has decided to leave and find a new team where he will certainly have more space to express himself.
“We have known for some time that there was the possibility of him departing.”
The 58-year-old coach was then asked whether or not there was any possibility that 18-year-old Esposito could take to the field tomorrow against the Neroverdi.
“See him on the pitch tomorrow? I think it’s right to focus on those I know will stay until the end.”
During his loan stint with SPAL, Italian youth national team representative Esposito has made 13 appearances and scored a single goal.