Inter-owned striker Martin Satriano’s agent believes that he can strive to be the starting striker for the Nerazzurri one day.
Speaking to Italian news outlet Grandhotelcalciomercato.com, the 21-year-old’s agent Nick Maytum spoke about both his long-term and shorter-term ambitions after the striker scored his first goal on loan with Empoli.
Satriano has long been considered one of the most impressive young talents at Inter, and the Uruguayan has been slowly starting to show what he can do within the senior game.
This season could be a big one for Satriano, as the young striker is getting his first taste of regular Serie A football on loan with Empoli, and it could be a chance for him to show what he can do for his parent club the Nerazzurri as well.
The next few months will also be important for the Uruguayan to try and impress his national team bosses in view of a possible call-up at the World Cup.
“I talked to him after the game,” Maytum said following Satriano’s goal in a 2-2 draw with Salernitana yesterda, “obviously he’s very happy because he was playing very well in the last few matches but it was difficult to score.”
“When he has a chance, he scores, as was the case yesterday,” he added.
Of Satriano’s decision to join Empoli on loan this summer, the agent said that “There were some teams interested in France, England, and Italy, but Empoli are famous for helping young players develop.”
“Also, Martin was very happy to be able to go through a full preseason with the team,” he added.
“I talked with Nice and Southampton before the summer transfer window started,” Maytum continued, “because they’ve been following him and I imagine will continue as long as he keeps going like this, but there was nothing concrete.”
“At Empoli he’s doing and above all it’s important that he gets playing time at this point in his career where he’s trying to break out, especially given that there’s the World Cup in November,” he added.
Maytum noted that that “I hope he can continue to play almost all the matches as a starter and that he can continue to score in order to have the opportunity to be called up.”
Of Satriano’s Nerazzurri career, Maytum said that “He already made his debut with Inter’s first team last season. It’s a very big club that has top-level strikers, but in his mind the goal is to keep improving every day so that he can one day be the Number 9 at Inter.”