‘I was a big Spurs fan’ – Italian defender reveals why he didn’t complete North London switch

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We relayed an interview from former Inter Milan defender Luca Caldirola which was conducted last week in which he revealed that he had an opportunity to move Spurs when he was a teenager (Gianluca Di Marzio on Instagram).

Caldirola was thought of as one of the most promising talents while coming through the Inter Milan academy. However, he only managed one senior appearance for the Nerazzurri and he has experienced a somewhat journeyman career since then.

The centre-half is currently plying his trade for Serie B side, Benevento.

He admitted in an interview (Instagram Livestream on Casa Di Marzio via Passione Inter), last week that a number of English clubs including Spurs had approached him when he was just a teenager but that his parents asked him to turn down the move.

The 29-year-old has now revealed that he was a massive Spurs fan while growing up and would have jumped at the opportunity to play at White Hart Lane.

As quoted by TuttoB, Caldirola said: “I was 15 years old and there were these opportunities. I was a big Spurs fan, I was crazy about them.

“I would have gone immediately to White Hart Lane, but Inter made me feel important and by speaking with Samaden I chose to stay.”

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Caldirola is just one of many talents to have failed to live up to their potential and is testament to the fact that there are no guarantees with young players. Often times, youngsters who are among the best at their age level might not necessarily be able to make the transition to the first-team, while others find it much easier despite not standing out through the youth level.

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