Inter will be without forward Alexis Sanchez for three months so Sebastiano Esposito is set to miss the U-17 World Cup with Italy.
A statement subsequently appeared on Inter’s website, confirming the Manchester United loanee underwent successful surgery on the peroneal tendons in his left ankle on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old will not return before the winter break, so Esposito is expected to stay with the Nerazzurri squad to provide cover for Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
The teenage hitman is highly rated by Coach Antonio Conte, having featured heavily during preseason.
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