Just days after making a big splash with the signing of Robin Gosens, Inter shored up another weak point with the loan arrival of veteran striker Felipe Caicedo on Saturday (no word yet on an option to buy).
MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Genoa CFC for the transfer of Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo.
The Ecuadorian forward has joined on loan until 30 June 2022.
Simultaneously, Stefano Sensi departed on a temporary deal to Sampdoria where he’ll try and boost his confidence with regular playing time.
MILAN – FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Stefano Sensi has joined Sampdoria on loan.
The Italy midfielder, 26, has made 52 appearances and scored four goals for Inter, winning the Scudetto and Italian Super Cup.
His loan deal with Sampdoria will run until 30 June 2022.
Caicedo is the second Lazio player to follow Simone Inzaghi north and fills the hole left by the injured Joaquin Correa. The Ecuadorian spent the first half of the season at Genoa, where he registered just one goal and three assists in nine appearances and was consistently hampered by injury. His time at Lazio was more successful, with a tally of 33 goals and 15 assists to his name after 139 appearances. Though Caicedo never locked down the starting role alongside Ciro Immobile in Rome, he was known for having a knack for late goals off the bench. He’ll likely be asked to fill the same super-sub role at Inter and fill in for an aging Edin Dzeko during the busy schedule ahead. Caicedo is by no means a long-term solution, however, and should just be a bandaid until Inter can find a younger attacking option in the summer. Five goals and an injury-free six months would probably be a success for Caicedo’s Inter adventure.
Caicedo in stoppage time against Juventus last season .— Perisnitch (@snajaths) January 28, 2022
Look at Correa's INSANE assist too pic.twitter.com/K9TTaK4jf3
Welcome to Milano, Felipe!