Inter striker Felipe Caicedo could find that his time in Inter sees him do little more than watch on from the sidelines as he has failed to make an impact thus far in his loan spell.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 33-year-old is doing everything he can in training to make his contribution, but that he risks becoming a spectator from the bench.
Caicedo arrived towards the end of the January transfer window on a loan from Genoa until the end of the season, having been signed as an emergency reinforcement in attack after Joaquin Correa’s injury.
However, the Ecuadorian came in carrying a slight muscle injury which dragged on long enough to keep him out of action for much of the time that Correa was missing from the team.
Now, the Argentine is back and will be hoping to have opportunities to prove his worth along with the rest of the forwards in the decisive run-in of the season, and it is unclear what Caicedo’s role will be.
The former Lazio and Espanyol striker still has the qualities to alternate with Edin Dzeko as a physical presence up front, and to give the team something different late on in matches.
However, thus far he has contributed next to nothing on the pitch in a Nerazzurri shirt, and this could end up being the story of his loan spell.