MILAN – Work is in progress as Inter directors look to continue the development of young players who have come through the ranks of the youth academy and who are now very much in demand in the transfer market.
This morning documents were deposited for two deals with Juve Stabia, who will be playing in Serie B next season. A transfer using the co-ownership system for Aiman Napoli, 22-year-old striker and former captain of the Primavera team (with 44 goals in 2 seasons) who, after he made his debut for the Nerazzurri first team, gained significant experience in Serie B with Modena and Crotone and in the final months of last season was on loan to Hellas Verona. Along with Napoli, 20-year-old attacking left full-back Cristiano Biraghi (pictured) has been transferred to Juve Stabia. He is one of the young Italian revelations of last season and has played for Italy at Under-21 and Under-19 levels, made two appearances for Inter in the Champions League and, as well as picking up a winners' medal in the Viareggio Tournament, scored the most spectacular goal in a friendly tournament in the summer of 2010 (Inter v Manchester City in Baltimore in the USA, where the goal was selected as one of the ten best sporting moments by ESPN).
Documents were also deposited to renew the loan contract of 21-year-old goalkeeper, Vid Belec to Crotone: this confirmed the improvement the Slovenian youngster has made; he has been capped and has won everything with Inter's Primavera team. He completed his training in the first team as understudy to Julio Cesar, Francesco Toldo and Paolo Orlandoni and, last season confidently made 20 appearances for Crotone in Serie B.