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LUCIEN AGOUME JOINS BRESTThe 19-year-old midfielder will join the French club on loan
MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Lucien Agoume has joined Brest.
The 19-year-old midfielder will join the French club on loan.
Speaking during a press conference, with quotes reported by FcINternews, the young Frenchman who is now on loan at Stade Brest in Ligue 1 made it clear that he is back in France to show everyone how much he has matured since joining Inter.
“I left for Italy very young, at the age of 17. I never had the chance to show my qualities in France, I only spent six months at Sochaux before Inter.
“I thought it was a good opportunity to show what I can do before returning to Italy. Since I moved to Inter I have matured a lot, I don’t think I am the same player.
“I worked a lot tactically and physically I gained a few pounds. I think the Lucien who left then is not the same as today. I will demonstrate what I can do.”
Lucien Agoume spent the previous season on loan at Spezia in Serie A where he was impressive without catching too many eyes. He played 15 times for Spezia so was not essential to the side.
“I played about fifteen games, when I had the chance I tried to exploit it. I think I did some good games but the decisions are up to the manager.
“I have always worked to try to play as much as possible. It was a good experience, today I decided to do something different.”
He has now joined Stade Brest for a season where he is more likely to play a lot more games and be a key part of the team. As a Frenchman, he wants to express himself there as well as in Italy.
“There is a beautiful project, I talked to the coach and the director and I think it is the best choice. Am I a leader? I was captain of the Under 17 team, so I feel I can be but I arrive in a group where I think I am.
“I think I made a good decision by coming here. I am in Brest to show what I can do. The level of the French league has risen, the arrival of players like Lionel Messi and first Neymar elevated the competition and the following.”
Agoume had gone on loan to Spezia last season, where he impressed in his limited appearances but found playing time hard to come by.
The 19-year-old is now with Brest where the intention has been to find an environment where he can get regular minutes and develop in the senior game, something which Cecere indicated is going according to plan.
“He is having a good season at Brest, he always plays as a starter,” the agent commented.
Cecere also spoke about the situation of former Inter striker Mauro Icardi and indicated that he is likely to remain with Paris Saint-Germain despite links back to Serie A.
“I don’t think any club will bet on him in January,” he stated of the Argentine. “I think he will stay in Paris, He has a significant salary, I don’t know how many teams in Italy they can spend.”
Lastly, Cecere gave an update on the situation of young Pisa striker Lorenzo Lucca, who is reportedly a serious target of the Nerazzurri and other top clubs in Italy.
“Lucca is showing excellent qualities,” he explained. “He is an important player, I don’t think Pisa will let go of him him in January. He will be a top name in the summer.”