Samuele Longo, Italian Centre Forward, 6'1" (1.84 m), 172 lbs (78 kg), Age: 20 
Longo first entered the consciousness of casual Inter fans when he scored five goals as Inter Milan won the inaugural NextGen Series.
Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona and Ajax had technically superior youngsters and played a better brand of football than the Nerazzurri throughout the tournament.
In hindsight, Inter's real star wasn't Longo or Daniel Bessa.
It was a guy that didn't score a goal, didn't provide an assist, didn't make a tackle or save a penalty—manager Andrea Stramaccioni, who motivated a modest bunch of Primavera players to overachieve when it mattered most .
Longo continued to impress at Primavera level which was encapsulated with a hat trick against AC Milan during the Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti semi-final.
Two-time European Cup winning manager Arrigo Sacchi used Longo as an example to illustrate the culture in Italy, where veterans are preferred over youngsters—it's the opposite in the Bundesliga and Eredivisie (via Football Italia):
In Italy, it is always the same story and the demand is on results, on the immediate—as a director or Coach you know that to lose two games you are liable, would you risk it?
It is no coincidence that in our quest to get to the next European Under-21 Championships that we had five players from Pescara , because they have this year played at the top of their league throughout.
And so, I recommend to plan long term, look for a fun game in which aspiring youngsters like Longo and others can come in. It would be much easier for them to express their qualities.
If we were in another country, Longo would be playing first team football by now.
He is a modern attacker, has technical qualities and he has the ability to combine these abilities to put himself at the availability of his team.
He’s a professional guy too, which is another important aspect. He’s a little shy, but a safe prospect.
Inter's decision to buy-out Longo's co-ownership rights from Genoa is a sign that Nerazzurri management believe the 20-year-old has the potential to be the club's future No. 9.
Here's a random fact: Longo's favourite player is Fernando Torres. Inter will be praying that Longo produces like the Liverpool Torres as opposed to the Chelsea Torres.
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 Massimo Moratti decided to give the vastly inexperienced Stramaccioni a chance, after going through a string of reputable managers like Rafa Benítez, Leonardo, Gian Piero Gasperini and Claudio Ranieri.
 A reference to then-Pescara manager Zdeněk Zeman's decision to use Italian youngsters (Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Marco Capuano, Marco Verratti and Simone Romagnoli) while the club chased promotion to Serie A.