‘He’s an arrogant Neapolitan who’s going to have fun in Belgium’: Esposito arrives at Anderlecht with quite the reputation

Who is Sebastiano Esposito, the striker on loan from Inter who arrived at Neerpede on Monday evening? We asked people who know him. “He’s going to make headlines at your house a few times, that’s for sure.”

Felice Mazzù had several arguments to convince the Anderlecht management to offer him the succession of Vincent Kompany. And his emotional intelligence was not the least. A human quality that will be useful to him to manage his new striker: from the height of his 19 years (20 this Saturday), Sebastiano Esposito has a great character, in addition to being one of the greatest talents of his generation.

Arrived Monday at 6 p.m. in Neerpede to sign his loan contract (with option to buy) after passing his medical tests, the Italian left no one indifferent in Switzerland last season. His rental at FC Basel was colorful. “I think you could say he’s not the easiest player to coach.smiles Florian Raz, follower of the vice-champion of Super League for the daily indicator. At the end of the season, 50% of Basel fans loved him for his fantastic technique and 50% hated him for his negative attitude.”

What negative attitude? Esposito was ruled out for an early on-court brawl against the Grasshopper in December. On Instagram, he liked the official post of the dismissal of his coach Patrick Rahmen in February. And he also refused to come on for the last ten minutes of a Conference League game against Qarabag. “This last episode made people smile in Switzerlandcontinues Raz. All the newspapers reported this refusal, Esposito wrote on his networks that it was fake news but his club had confirmed the information from the press an hour before…”


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