- Maicol Lentini has been ailing for long until his demise at the age of 15
- Lentini was forced to leave the Inter Milan academy when his health deteriorated
- The Italian club has since paid tribute to the promising youngster
Italian giants Inter Milan are mourning the death of youth academy player, Maicol Lentini.
The promising young footballer passed away at the age of 15 on Sunday, May 19, at his home in Pavia, northern Italy.
According to a SunSport report, Lentini has been suffering from a long illness that forced him to leave the Inter academy two years ago to focus on his healing journey in Genoa.
He is said to have made significant improvement in his health but later suffered a sudden setback and could not recover.
In a statement released by Inter, the Serie A giants described the teenager's death as "great pain."
"FC Internazionale Milan participates in the pain of the death of the young Maicol Lentini," the statement said.
"Owners, managers, the Nerazzurri Youth Sector, of which Maicol was a part, team and supporters gather around his family on this day of great pain," the club added.
Inter Milan's fanbase and players have been sending Lentini messages of goodwill, with former club captain, Mauro Icardi, donning a special armband during a league match against Chievo.
The message on the armband said: "Greetings Maicol, don't give up!"
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Antonio Conte has agreed terms with Serie A club Inter Milan to become their new manager in the summer.
The ex-Chelsea boss has been away from the football scene since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2018, but he is expected to sign a three or four-year deal to replace Luciano Spalletti.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have shown interest in the 49-year-old but the former Juventus boss was keen for a return to Italian club football.
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