The former Sporting Director of Ascoli has revealed that midfielder Davide Frattesi has always felt a connection to Inter Milan.
Antonio Tesoro spoke to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, via FCInterNews, highlighting how the Italian international would often mention his Nerazzurri sympathies in conversations.
Midfielder Frattesi joined Inter during the summer transfer window.
This was the big move that came as a culmination of several years of growth for the young midfielder.
Frattesi, a native of Roma, had come through the youth ranks at Lazio and then Roma.
Then Sassuolo brought Frattesi in in 2017. This was hardly surprising considering the Neroverdi’s penchant for developing young Italian talent.
Then, Frattesi went out on loan to a few clubs in Serie A to start to grow into the senior game.
Ascoli was the first of these, during the 2018-19 season.
Then Frattesi played for the likes of Empoli and then Monza in subsequent campaigns.
Finally in the 2021-22 season, Frattesi was ready for the top flight.
The midfielder spent two seasons playing for Sassuolo in Serie A.
The 24-year-old’s form during these two seasons was enough to start to earn Frattesi regular call-ups for the Italian national team.
And then in the summer, it was time for Frattesi to join one of Italy’s biggest clubs.
The Italian international made the move to Inter.
As former Ascoli Sporting Director Tesoro reveals, however, Frattesi’s sympathies for the Nerazzurri extend back even before then.
Ascoli Sporting Director Reveals Davide Frattesi Has Longstanding Inter Sympathies
Former Ascoli Sporting Director Tesoro predicted that “Frattesi will increasingly become a regular starter at Inter.”
“He’s an excellent player,” the executive said of the 24-year-old midfielder,
“He has great performances, great character, and has shown continuous growth.”
“He has the misfortune of playing in the team with the strongest midfield in Italy,” Tesoro noted of why Frattesi has lacked for a bit of playing time,
“But he’s no lesser than anyone else.”
And as far as Frattesi’s attachment to Inter, Tesoro said that “I don’t want to speak for him.”
“But I remember that in addition to having a sympathy for Roma, the team he grew up with and his city, he has always had a lot of sympathy with Inter.”
“He spoke to me about it when we discussed football or watched the matches,” the former Ascoli executive noted.