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Ausilio defends Inter Milan selling Federico Bonazzoli

Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio stands by the decision to sell Federico Bonazzoli to Sampdoria.

The 17 year-old has starred for Inter at the Viareggio tournament and joins Samp in the summer.

"Bonazzoli at that kind of money was an excellent opportunity," Ausilio told

"You must read between the lines. In Inter's new deals there is something like a gentleman's agreement with the clubs that share the ownerships of our boys, like [Lorenzo] Crisetig, [Samuele] Longo, [Marco] Benassi and [Francesco] Bardi.

"We sent them to clubs that would bring out the best in them and let them develop. But we have a purchase clause on all of them.

"We learned from some of our mistakes, and we know that in Italy it isn't easy to develop as a footballer in the right way.

"I don't think we'll have regrets over Bonazzoli. Aside from the excellent relationship we already have with Sampdoria, we have also included a purchase clause in the deal."

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