Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi could finally make his full debut for the club this Sunday in Empoli.
The 23-year-old completed a switch from Sassuolo to the Nerazzurri in the summer. But thus far, he has only been featured as an impact substitute.
The Italian scored Inter’s fifth goal in the 5-1 routing over AC Milan in last weekend’s Derby della Madonnina.
In yesterday’s Champions League encounter against Real Sociedad, he entered the pitch in the 54th minute as a replacement for the underwhelming Kristjan Asllani.
Frattesi proved his efficiency by providing a superb assist for Lautaro Martinez who snatched the equalizer for the Beneamata. The San Sebastian Stadium encounter ended 1-1.
In a recent interview, the Italian insisted that he’d never cause a stir while sitting on the bench.
But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInter1908, the time has finally come for the former Sassuolo man to make his first start for the Nerazzurri.
The source tips the young midfielder to join Nicolo Barella and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the middle of the park. The latter could operate as a deep-lying midfielder in the absence of Hakan Calhanoglu.
Davide Frattesi Could Finally Make His First Inter Milan Start Vs Empoli
The Turk sustained a knock earlier this week. But he’s now in a race against time, as he tries to recover ahead of the Tuscan trip.
As the source explains, Calhanoglu and Juan Cuadrado are both undergoing a personalized training program.
On the other hand, Stefano Sensi won’t be available for Empoli’s encounter after sustaining a muscular problem.
As for the rest of the formation, the report expects Federico Dimarco, Marcus Thuram and Matteo Darmian to reclaim their starting berths after starting on the bench against Real Sociedad.
Inter Milan Probable XI (3-5-2): Sommer; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Mkhitaryan, Frattesi, Dimarco; Thuram, Lautaro Martinez