Wednesday September 5 2012
Espanyol move right for Longo

Samuele Longo insists the decision to accept a loan switch to Espanyol from Inter was the best move for himself and the Italian club.

The Under-21 international is rated as a future star and impressed in pre-season for the Beneamata after he was signed outright from Genoa.

But, despite the sale of Giampaolo Pazzini, it was decided that the former Primavera ace would be sent to Spain.

“I left Inter to gain experience and I wanted to play with a certain amount of consistency,” the forward told FC Inter News.

“It was all agreed in a calm manner, in total agreement with Inter and with my agent.

“I had a good summer at Inter and fitted in well alongside some excellent teammates under a great Coach, then, at the end of August, a different decision was made.

“I think it was the right choice.”

Longo, still just 20, scored on his Espanyol debut.

The Beneamata also sent Philippe Coutinho to the Barcelona-based club for part of last season before recalling him during the summer.

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