He has shown just a months after leaving you, that he is a top talent that you made a mistake on letting go, why is that hard to acknowledge? Yeah it was not easy to know at the time he would have a role to play in Inter set up, but it doesnt sound like he was even considered despite you being the ones that should known him best of all. Now he is one of the premier future players of italian football. And lost for what? To save few millions in a deal you would easily could have done without inserting him.
Its like if Juve had just given Kean in trade for nothing when trying to sign Bernardeschi or something. It would been a horrible horrible mistake.
Not all too suprising tho since Inter are prone to do that, because their ever changing management set up is too shortsighted, has had few of the best italiant youngsters in a while but it seems your talents tend to turn into players they are elsewhere instead.
Zaniolo's goals and assists tally isn't superior compared to the attacking players we have currently and it's not like he is leading Roma to the Treble, is he? So as it stands i don't regret him leaving. Simply because he wouldn't even have played to begin with at Inter this season had he stayed. And even if he did stay, his contribution wouldn't have changed us from competing for 3rd/4th to winning the league or any trophy for that matter.
If Zaniolo ends up joining juve and winning the league or Bayern and winning the CL, scoring 10 and assisting 10 in a season, I will admit it was wrong to let go of him. Even if in hindsight..
A lot of the Primavera youngsters we let go of don't amount to anything big afterwards. Want a list?
Dino Marino (such a cool name), Robert Acquafresca, Mattia Destro, Nicola Beati, Attila Filkor, Issah Eliakwu, Tijani Belaid, Goran Slavkovski (if I remember the name correctly), Mattia Altobelli, Ibrahim Maaroufi, Filippo Mancini, Donkor, Rene Krhin, Tremolada, Caldirola, Federico Bonazzoli, etc.. and others whom I have forgotten. In my time as a fan the majority of the Inter Primavera players don't have great careers, a player like Balotelli or my boy Oba Martins
are exceptions. And even those 2 didn't last a long time at Inter's first team.. although they did well in their time here.