Salernitana are ready to sign young Inter Milan-owned defender Lorenzo Pirola on a permanent deal this summer.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, who report that the Granata are prepared to make the 21-year-old’s loan deal from the season just gone into a permanent stay ahead of next campaign.

Pirola has spent the past season at Salernitana after signing a one-year loan deal with the Campanian club last summer.

The young defender had spent the previous two seasons on loan with Monza in Serie B after coming through the youth ranks at Inter.

Pirola had helped Monza reach promotion to Serie A. However, the Brianzoli declined to exercise a purchase option in his loan deal.

However, Salernitana will not follow suit. Sky report that the Granata do intend on making Pirola’s loan move into a permanent transfer.

Salernitana To Sign Promising Defender Lorenzo Pirola From Inter Milan Permanently

This season, Pirola has made 26 appearances for Salerntiana. These have totalled just under two thousand minutes of football for the young defender.

Whilst Pirola was not always a first-choice starter, over the second half of the campaign he really cemented his place.

Pirola was a regular in Paulo Sosa’s starting eleven as the Granata avoided relegation for the second season in a row.

Now, Salernitana want to keep Pirola on a permanent basis. The Campanian team are gearing up for another season trying to avoid the drop zone.

Pirola To End Nearly Decade-Long Association With Nerazzurri

Pirola has been part of Inter’s youth academy setup since 2015, when he joined the club from Luciano Manara.

The young defender played for the Nerazzurri’s Primavera team, and also made a few appearances for the senior side.

However, it has been out on loan at other clubs where Pirola has really broken out.