Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori has admitted that he enjoyed seeing his name being linked with a transfer to Inter over the summer, according to a report in the Italian print media today.

Speaking during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the young striker also made it very clear that he was never going to force a move away from Sassuolo as he is very happy at the club.

“I never thought of going away, never had any doubts: for my path, at this moment, I think it is the best thing.

“The most important thing is to stay on the pitch as much as possible. I have been here since I was 10 years old, I grew up with the club, I believe in improving and having good values ​​behind me. I hope to be an inspiration for many young people.”

Despite his allegiances to the Neroverdi, he did admit that he liked seeing himself linked with a club like Inter that he is clearly a big fan of.

“I would be a liar if I said I didn’t like it. I made a path, it is normal to want to grow further. But there is the right time for every ambition.”

The Italian international who got his first goal for his country on Wednesday night against Lithuania was linked with Inter in the middle of the summer as a replacement for Lautaro Martinez if the Argentine were to move to Spain or the Premier League.

That move did not materialise but the rumours may return next summer.