There are no worried about the early lack of playing time for midfielder Davide Frattesi at Inter Milan this season.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that there is a clear plan to bed the 23-year-old in over time, and that he should become more of a fixture in the team after the September international break.

Frattesi has easily been one of Inter’s most high-profile signings of the summer transfer window.

The Nerazzurri had to beat out the competition of Juventus and AC Milan to sign the Italian international.

Frattesi has been the man to replace Marcelo Brozovic in midfield. Not as a direct positional replacement, but in terms of having a starting-quality midfielder in the squad.

Therefore, it has come as a bit of a surprise to some that Frattesi has played very little over Inter’s first two matches this season against Monza and Cagliari.

The former Sassuolo midfielder has gotten a run-out from the bench in each of those two match. But no more than that.

Rather, it has been Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolo Barella who have kept their starting places from last season, so far.

Inter Milan See Trajectory Of Davide Frattesi As Right On Schedule

According to the Gazzetta, however, this relative lack of playing time for Frattesi does not reflect any lack of trust in the 23-year-old.

Instead, the expectation was always that Frattesi would have a bit of a slow start.

With Barella and Mkhitaryan in the squad, there are two box-to-box midfielders who know all the ins and outs of Inter coach Simone Inzaghi’s system.

Therefore, those two have been entrusted to get the performances and results very early on.

Frattesi can take a bit more time to find his feet rather than Inzaghi throwing him straight into the deep end.

However, Frattesi’s relatively meagre role will expand very soon.

After Inter fact Fiorentina on Sunday, the squad will disperse for the first international break of the season.

When the Nerazzurri return from that break, the season will really start to ramp up.

So far, Inter have played just once a week. Inzaghi has had no issues playing the same team in the first couple matches, with lots of rest between.

But starting later next month, the Nerazzurri will start playing European matches between their league commitments.

Therefore, Inzaghi will start having to use his entire squad.

And for that purpose, the Gazzetta reports, the coach will almost certainly begin starting Frattesi regularly.