Written By Onyeka Daniel
After completing the move for Benjamin Pavard, it was largely thought that Inter Milan were done in the transfer market, but they have now practically completed another signing to make it 12 in total for this summer transfer window.
Inter’s sporting director, Beppe Marotta had hinted at another signing in a recent interview; “Improving on last season means winning the competition. It’s right to be ambitious because Inter’s history speaks for itself,” said the Nerazzurri CEO in his interview with Sky Sport.
“We’re looking to do well in the Champions League. We’ll try to do so with everything at our disposal.” “So far, it’s been a very strange market. The Saudi Arabian interference has changed the balance. “Our world is a bit of a circus. Sometimes you think you managed to sign a player but it all vanishes in a moment. Yet, we did well overall.”
“We’ve all worked together to put a solid team together and reinforce the culture of victory. “We even declined some enticing offers for our players in an act of conscience and responsibility on the part of the owners. “A new midfielder? We’re happy with the squad. But we have an obligation to seize opportunities based on what’s available on the market. But it’s not easy.
“However, there are still 24 hours left and I spoke to Ausilio about concrete things a little while ago. “I don’t want to reveal too much and say who we contacted. I think that in any case we will pull off something on the market, I am optimistic. “We are all happy with the squad we have but we want to round it off by adding a player with characteristics that we currently lack.”
It appears that Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio have succeeded in their task. After several names were mentioned, Dutch midfielder, Davy Klaassen is the chosen name the club have moved quickly to secure his signature, managing to find a swift agreement with their Dutch counterparts.
According to Italian transfer expert and Sky sports journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Klaassen arrived in Milano this morning. The source also posted a picture of the player at the airport. The midfielder’s contract with Ajax was due to expire in 2024. However, the player’s agent was able to convince the club to release him a year earlier.
The two parties share an amicable rapport as the source explains. Therefore, the Netherlands international can now complete a free transfer to Inter. The report reveals that he’ll sign a two-year contract with the Italian giants. He’s expected to compete with Hakan Calhanoglu in the deep playmaker role and can also play in any position in the midfield, just the Turkish international.
He started his career at Ajax and then went on to represent Everton and Werder Bremen. He returned to the Amsterdam-based giants in 2020. With his signing, the Nerazzurri will have enough options in the midfield and we could see some late departures with Lucien Agoume now destined to leave.
But as for Kristan Asllani and Stefano Sensi, one or both of them could end up staying. Inter will be looking to rotate heavily in the midfield when they play three competitions, the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the UCL.
AC Milan meanwhile have made the signing of a striker a top priority before the transfer window closes today and after failing to agree a deal for Iranian forward, Mehdi Taremi, they’ve quickly shifted their focus elsewhere, this time towards Leicester forward, Patson Daka.
The Rossoneri are still looking for a new centre forward and according to a new report from Italy, the club directors opened talks with Leicester City for Daka last night. The report claims Milan would sign the 24-year-old on loan until the end of the season.
While Taremi would have moved to the Stadio Meazza on a permanent transfer. Daka scored four goals in 30 Premier League appearances last season and has yet to make his Championship debut this term. Several strikers have been linked with joining the Rossoneri over the last few hours especially because Lorenzo Colombo is set to complete a loan move to Monza regardless of Milan signing a new centre forward.
The former Lecce loanee did not join his Milan teammates in Rome for tonight’s Serie A game and is expected to sign his contract with the Brianzoli later today. There’s no indication yet on how the Foxes will react to this new interest, but the player’s will could play a huge role in any potential move.
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