INTER LOAN IN ESPERICUETA
Inter Milan has announced the completion of a stunning loan move for Athletic Bilbao’s highly rated Mexican international Jorge Espericueta.
The 20 year old had been reportedly loan listed by Bilbao and much to the surprise of all, Inter Milan of all clubs has got the prospect on a season long loan.
The centre midfielder can also play as a defensive midfielder and it is expected he will add to Inter Milan’s depth following the retirement of club hero Javier Zanetti.
Oceano Cruz has praised Espericueta for catching the eye of the Italian giants and sees the loan move as a premium experience for the player.
“The lad will be ecstatic to know such a big club has picked him up and this season he will hopefully experience something we can’t deliver at the moment which is the day-to-day running of a top team.
“Mazzarri has told me he will use Espericueta. He will act as cover for Cambiasso who I expect will be a great point of reference for the boy. I’d even tip him to play ahead of the Argentine at times.
“I trust the loan spell will be successful and we should have by next year a maturing Jorge Espericueta at our disposal.”
Since joining from Mexican club Tigres in 2012 for £1 million, Espericueta has appeared 58 times and scored 6 goals.
Also on his way out on loan is promising Spaniard David Villaran who will bolster Ponferradina’s squad.
The exciting playmaker, who started off at Las Palmas, will remain at the Liga Adelante side for the rest of the season, with the option of an extension should he impress.