Felipe Caicedo’s agent has weighed in on the reasons why the 33-year-old made little impact during the course of his loan spell at Inter over the second half of last season.

Speaking at the Daniel Guerini Memorial, as reported by FCInterNews, Caicedo’s agent Matteo Materazzi gave the view that bad timing and the presence of other top-quality options in the Nerazzurri’s attack meant that the Ecuadorian played little.

Caicedo was brought in on loan from Genoa during the January transfer window, reuniting with coach Simone Inzaghi, who had managed him successfully while in charge of Lazio.

In the end the striker featured little and did not score or assist any goals in a Nerazzurri shirt, and will return to his parent club without having had the kind of impact he had under Inzaghi with the Biancocelesti.’

Materazzi attributes this to a badly-timed injury which meant that Caicedo was not able to bolster the attack as had been the intention when he was signed.

“There were four other top forwards in Milan, Sanchez, Lautaro, Dzeko, and Correa,” he said. “When [Caicedo] arrived he was meant to be a key player in place of Sanchez and Correa who were injured, but in the end he got injured as well, and bad luck meant that he played little.”