Wednesday August 21 2013
Longo explains choice of Verona

Samuele Longo says his instinct was the reason why he opted to join newly promoted Verona from Inter.

The Italian Under-21 international, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, was a known target for Livorno this summer.

“I know that other clubs knocked on the Inter door for me, but I’m happy to be going to Verona,” the forward told the Gazzetta dello Sport after completing a loan move.

“I have the sensation that this is the right team and club for me. And I always follow my instinct,” he continued.

“I hope to play as much as possible for Verona and then become a protagonist with the Italian Under-21 side.”

Longo becomes the latest Inter youngster to leave San Siro in search of regular first team football.

“Inter knew that I, like Francesco Bardi [who did join Livorno], preferred to go and play our football elsewhere,” the forward explained.

“But who knows what will happen in the future? I’d be happy to go back to the Nerazzurri, but I wouldn’t mind another experience abroad either.

“I dream of England. The Premiership really attracts me and I think I have the characteristics to adapt to that football.”

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