Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani has confirmed that they will be signing Inter’s promising teenage defender Lorenzo Pirola.
Pirola spent the first half of the season on loan at Monza, but having not played as much as expected under Cristian Brocchi he is now set to move on to their Serie B rivals, again on a temporary basis, for the second half of the 2020-21 campaign.
He will become the second Inter youngster to switch clubs in Serie B midway through this season, after Sebastiano Esposito left SPAL to join Venezia last week.
“In addition to Frederik Sorensen, we will sign Pirola,” Sebastiani remarked in an interview with Italian news outlet PescaraSport24.
18-year-old Pirola is regarded as one of Inter’s most highly rated young players at the moment and is under contract with the club through to the end of the 2024-25 season.
The Italy under-21 international, who has been linked with Manchester City in the past, has made one appearance at senior level for Inter with that coming at the tail end of last season, in the Nerazzurri’s 4-0 win at SPAL in Serie A.
This season whilst out on loan at Monza, Pirola has been limited to just three appearances, in which he has failed to make any goal contributions.