Sebastiano Esposito, the brightest gem in Inter's youth academy, looks to win U-17 title for Italy. Inter recently rejected PSG and Liverpool for the 16-year-old
He is doing very well at the European Championship and recently scored a 30-meter freekick against France. We are talking about Sebastiano Esposito who is only 16 years old and has four goals in five games at the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Ireland.
After scoring a freekick against Germany, a penalty against Austria, another versus Spain and in the semifinals, a second freekick goal came against France, one that is worth the applause and praises that he has received in the last couple of days. Esposito, second of three children in a family raised on bread and football first in Castellamare in Stabia, then in Brescia and now in Milan, is the captain and the number 10 of the U-17 Italian national team of coach Carmine Nunziata.
On the pitch, Esposito acts as an assist-man playing behind two strikers but sometimes he can also play as one. He can shift balances and can do it all in every role in the attack and he often enjoys a lot of freedom given by his coaches.
Everyone in Europe is now talking about him, not just scouts and Inter fans. Sebastiano almost always plays with Inter Primavera and this is just another aspect that shows the potential that he has because he is 16 years old going against players that are two or three years older than him. Once this season, he played with Inter senior team in Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Inter youth academy director Roberto Samaden brought him, his older brother Salvatore (now at Ravenna) and 2005-born Francesco Pio to Inter a few years ago. Sebastiano has moved up the ranks and is now completely focused on beating the Netherlands in the final to give Italy a title that has been missing since 1982 (back then this competition was U-16).
And as he continues to impress, more and more admires are lining up to hopefully steal him away from Inter. After PSG, Liverpool came but Esposito family ensures that his future is at Inter. He has a contract with the Nerazzurri until 2021: the maximum possible because minors cannot bind themselves at a club for more than three years.