Inter will try to sign a young centre-forward in the summer and it might not be Gianluca Scamacca after all, despite being pursued for several months. Sassuolo has set a high rating for their starlet. That Nerazzurri will try to enter by partial swap, but negotiations will be difficult.
Corresponding Corriere dello Sport, they started looking for more options if they couldn’t reach their top goal. Benfica’s Darwin Nunez is a pipe dream as he is set to join a top team for a huge fee. Instead, Reims’ Hugo Ekitike could be a more attainable brand. He did well in his first season as a regular in France. He has scored 10 goals and provided 4 assists in 25 appearances in all competitions.
Management is in contact with the 19-year-old’s entourage. It wouldn’t come cheap either, because it attracts many admirers. Inter don’t intend to give Sassuolo the €40m they’re asking for Scamacca. Andrea Pinamonti and Cesare Casadei could sweeten the pot. However, their ratings would need to be significant to achieve this. Duvan Zapata stays on the Nerazzurri‘s radar as a back-up despite its age.
Scamacca addressed the excitement at Inter after snapping out of a slump in the game against Udinese: “We will take stock of the entire campaign after the last game. I neither read the newspapers nor listen to the transfer market rumours. Journalists write something different every day.”