New Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio recently stated he’d like to bring Inter Milan youngsters to Rugby Park. Italian football journalist Nima Tavallaey has weighed in on whether he thinks Alessio can make that a reality.
Tavallaey, who does football exclusives for Goal.com and founded Inter Milan site SempreInter, believes that it’s unlikely Killie will be able to get their hands on many Inter youngsters.
According to the Scottish Sun, Facundo Colidio is one youngster Alessio is after. Tavallaey doesn’t belives that’ll happen.
The Goal.com journalist told NTOF: “Colidio is an attacker from Argentina. He was a youngster who Inter bought from the Argentinian league. He came to the Primavera squad and has been pretty decent.
“Colidio is a number nine who can hold up the ball and is very technical. I would be surprised if he ended up moving to Scotland. It sounds horrible but I don’t think he would be interested.
“With all the other Serie A sides who are interested in loaning him, I would be very surprised if he ended up at Kilmarnock. I think Inter rate him about £15 million, so I cant see him going.”
Tavallaey doesn’t think there’s much hope for other Inter youngsters
It’s not just Colidio the SempreInter founder has doubts about. He questions whether Inter would send youngsters out to Kilmarnock at all.
He explained why this is the case: “Generally speaking Inter want to send their young players out on loan. They prefer sending them to Serie B. Very rarely do they send their youth talents to other countries.
“If they do it’s either one of two things. It’s either they don’t believe in that player or if the player want to go home and rebuild their careers where they came from. It’s very rare they send their top talent out of Italy.
“It would have to be special circumstances. I think Alessio has a good chance to get players with his contacts, I just don’t think it’ll be the likes of Colidio.”
Potential Killie targets
It’s not all doom and gloom though for Killie fans. There are some youngsters in the Primavera squad, which is Inter’s development team, who may be candidates for a Rugby Park switch.
Tavallaey suggested two youngsters who he thinks could rock up in Ayrshire from the San Siro: “Someone like Sebastian Esposito who is 16 or 17 is more likely. I know Inter have just extended his contract till 2022.
“He’s one of the biggest talents in Italian football. They could send him to Kilmarnock to toughen him up a bit.
“Ryan Nolan because of the cultural closeness as he is Irish is a possibility. He was the Primavera team captain though. He’d potentially be up for it to see how it goes. That could happen.
“He is a very mature player. To become a captain of any level of team in Italy is really impressive. Nolan came to Inter as a kid and he’s very appreciated. That is a player who might be open to it.”