Though Inter won’t be making many moves in the winter transfer market, it’s not all quiet on the Nerazzurri front. Sebastiano Esposito is leaving SPAL, the club where he’s spent the last five months on loan, and moving to fellow Serie B side Venezia in another temporary move.
OFFICIAL: Sebastiano Esposito has joined Venezia FC. The young attacker of the Italian Under-21 national team arrives from Inter Milan on loan until June 2021.#ArancioNeroVerde ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/ioCAHvckfx— Venezia FC (@VeneziaFC_EN) January 15, 2021
You may remember the 18-year-old striker from his penalty kick goal in a 4-0 win against Genoa back on December 21st of 2019. Since then, though, things haven't been as rosy for Esposito. After departing on what was thought to be a season-long move to Serie B club SPAL over the summer, he has scored just once in 13 appearances (10 in the league, 3 in Coppa Italia) for the Biancazzurri. The Italian has seen 667 minutes of action, including 7 starts. But he has been in head coach Pasquale Marino’s starting XI only twice in the last three months and has been an unused substitute in the last five SPAL fixtures.
The lack of impact by Esposito hasn’t hindered SPAL, which is currently in 5th place on 29 points from 17 games, firmly in the promotion playoff zone. His new club is in a similar position, as Venezia currently ranks 7th with 25 points. Head coach Paolo Zanetti expressed his excitement at Esposito’s move, so hopefully the forward will play a bigger role at his new club than SPAL and comes back ready for first-team contribution, or at least a loan to another top-flight club.