Mauro Icardi wasn’t the only Inter Milan striker Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo had eyes for last summer. According to Corriere Dello Sport, via Calciomercato.com, the French giants also wanted to sign 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito.
In fact, PSG reportedly wanted to sign Esposito so badly that they were prepared to offer him a blank contract, essentially allowing him to pick his salary.
As if that wasn’t good enough, Les Parisiens were so desperate for the Italian’s signature that they reportedly were going to give jobs to his closest relatives.
Unfortunately for PSG, a blank contract and guaranteed jobs for Esposito’s family weren’t enough and he signed a contract with Inter last July that will keep him with the club until 2022.
To be honest, I’m not sure I buy this story at all. The thought of PSG being so desperate for a 17-year-old that they slid a blank contract over to him is a bit absurd and it comes across as an attempted caricature of the club.
In terms of the guaranteed employment angle, I’m not even sure that’s legal.
Esposito has played in a handful of matches for Inter but has yet to score in Serie A or the UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, Icardi has scored 13 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.
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