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Sebastiano Esposito Joins Basel on Loan

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The Swiss club have an option to make the move permanent but Inter retains a buyback clause

Pescara Calcio v Venezia - Serie B Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/Getty Images

Sebastiano Esposito is on the move once again to his third club in eighteen months. After splitting the 2020/21 season between Serie B sides SPAL and Venezia, the 19-year-old is heading to the Swiss Super League for the 21/22 campaign. FC Basel has taken Esposito on loan with an option to buy, but Inter managed to keep ahold of a buy-back clause.

Via inter.it

MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Sebastiano Esposito has joined Basel.

The 19-year-old forward has joined the Swiss club on loan. Basel have an option to make the move permanent, while Inter have a counter option.

Esposito broke into the Inter first team in the 2019/20 season and memorably opened his account from the penalty spot in the Nerazzurri’s 4-0 win over Genoa. He moved to SPAL on loan for the 20/21 campaign but only scored once in 13 appearances before his loan was cut short in January. Venezia was quick to pick him up for the remainder of the season and Esposito found marginally better success in the Floating City. He notched two goals in 18 games and helped Venezia book promotion through the playoffs. With some Serie B experience under his belt, Esposito is now Basel-bound. The RotBlau finished a distant second to Young Boys in the 20/21 Super League. The twenty-time champs last won Switzerland’s top-flight in 2017 and have never finished lower than third since. Esposito will be joining ex-Inter striker Darian Males at the St. Jakob-Park, who arrived on a two-year loan last week.

After a somewhat disjointed past year, Esposito will be hoping for more consistent playing time than he managed last season. At nineteen Esposito has plenty of time left to grow but he needs to show improvement over the course of the season rather than flashes of quality here and there. He still seems to be in Inter’s long-term plans and has a contract with the Nerazzurri until 2025. Inter also has a buy-back clause if Esposito impresses Basel enough to persuade the Swiss club to trigger his option.

Good luck Sebastiano!