Inter continues to slowly but surely check off names on its loanee list. After Sebastiano Esposito moved to FC Basel earlier this week, another pair of youngsters have found temporary homes for the upcoming campaign. Lorenzo Pirola is headed back to Monza on a loan w/option (plus buyback clause), while Reims picked up Andrew Gravillon on a loan w/option.
MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano announces the sale of the player Lorenzo Pirola to Monza: the 2002 class defender is moving on a temporary basis with option and counter option rights.
MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Andrew Gravillon to Reims: the defender born in 1998 is sold on a temporary basis with option right in favor of the French club.
Pirola also spent the 2020/21 season at Monza, where he made 16 appearances (13 starts/1,233 minutes), including starts in both of the Bagai’s promotion play-off matches. Monza ended up falling short 3-2 on aggregate to Cittadella despite finishing third in the regular season. Pirola did enough to convince the Silvio Berlusconi-owned club to bring him back for the upcoming campaign as Monza targets promotion. Inter, however, is keeping an eye on the long term with a counter-option included in the deal for the young center-back.
Gravillon also is returning to a familiar league, albeit with a different colored jersey. His 2020/21 season was spent at Lorient. The 23-year-old was a regular contributor in the backline with 26 appearances (2,274 minutes). Lorient escaped relegation by only two points and finished level with both Strasbourg and Reims. The latter is expected to be in another relegation dogfight but it will have the services of Gravillon to call upon as it tries to stay in the top-flight.
Good luck Lorenzo and Andrew!