Inter Milan striker Sebastiano Esposito will join Empoli on loan with a purchase option.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper report that the clubs have fully agreed the deal, and the transfer is now imminent.

Young Inter striker Esposito spent last season on loan with Sampdoria in Serie B.

This was the sixth loan spell that the young striker has gone out on over the past few seasons.

Esposito had also had spells with the likes of SPAL, Venezia, and Bari in the Italian second division.

Meanwhile, the Inter striker had also spent the 2021-22 season on loan with Basel in the Swiss Super League.

And during the 2022-23 campaign, Esposito had been out on loan in Belgium. He spent the first half of that season playing for Anderlecht.

Sebastiano Esposito Headed To Empoli – Loan Deal With Purchase Option

Esposito’s next club will be in the top flight.

It is Empoli who are set to win the race to sign the 22-year-old, despite some interest from other clubs in both Serie A and Serie B including Cagliari.

Esposito has played in Serie A before, for the Inter first team. However, he has only made cameo appearances for the club, during the 2019-20 season under Antonio Conte.

But now, it looks as though the young Nerazzurri striker will make the move to a team where he could feature regularly in the top flight.

Empoli are looking to strengthen after narrowly avoiding relegation last season.

The Tuscans kept themselves in Serie A with a dramatic late win over Roma on the final day of the campaign.

And Esposito is an attacking reinforcement that Empoli have identified for incoming coach Roberto D’Aversa.

The negotiations between Inter and Empoli for the striker have been moving quickly in the last few days.

Yesterday, Empoli Sporting Director Roberto Gemmi was at Inter’s headquarters.

The executive met with Inter’s sporting staff, with Sporting Director Piero Ausilio and Assistant Sporting Director Dario Baccin back from the Euros where they’ve been on scouting duty.

Ausilio and Baccin are now sorting out a number of loan moves for younger players.

And Esposito’s will be one of the main ones. He will join Empoli on loan for next season, with the Tuscan club also having the option to make his loan deal a permanent one at the end of the campaign.