Young Inter Milan striker Francesco Pio Esposito has said his goodbyes to the Nerazzurri after setting out on loan to join Spezia for next season.

The 18-year-old posted a message on his Instagram account to mark his first move away from his boyhood club after nine years.

Esposito, who is the younger brother of Inter striker Sebastiano and ex-Nerazzurri midfielder Salvatore, enjoyed something of a breakout campaign last season.

The 18-year-old played with Inter’s Primavera team.

Playing at the Under-19 level, he has scored a total of fifteen goals.

In addition, there are no longer any questions about Esposito’s readiness for the senior game on a physical level.

The tall, strong striker looks as though he’ll be able to hold his own in the senior game.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri are ready to give Esposito his first real taste of senior football. And he will do so on loan in the Italian second division.

Francesco Pio Esposito Says Goodbye To Inter Upon Spezia Loan

Last season capped off an impressive period of development for Pio Esposito within Inter’s youth academy system.

Now, the teenager is ready for senior football. He will get his first taste of it at Spezia next season.

The Ligurians have agreed a one-season loan deal with the Nerazzurri, and the player has also accepted the move.

This is an important next step for a player who now looks ready to grow beyond youth team football.

But it is also n emotional departure for a player who has spent nearly a decade with the Nerazzurri.

Pio Esposito writes that “For nine years I’ve had the honour of wearing this glorious shirt, and defending these colours. It’s been a fantastic journey dull of emotions.”

He adds that “I’ll never stop being grateful to this club that’s helped me grow as a player and a person.”

“And to everyone who’s been present along the way.”

“Thank you, and goodbye,” Pio Esposito writes.