Inter thought about Ciro Immobile in the early stages of the transfer market after the collapse of the negotiation to bring back Romelu Lukaku. Simone Inzaghi wanted a proven goal poacher and suggested his old acquaintance, Corriere dello Sport informs (via OneFootball).
On the other hand, Claudio Lotito demanded nearly €30M. The Nerazzurri scoffed at the request given his age. The Lazio patron had already come to grips about Sergej Milinkovic-Savic leaving and didn’t want to lose another cornerstone.
In addition, Maurizio Sarri vetoed the departure of Immobile, which impacted his prospective sale to Saudi Arabia as well, on top of obstructing the interest coming from Inter. La Beneamata also touched base for Alvaro Morata. They ultimately landed on Marko Arnautovic to fill the hole.
The new Italy captain scored in the Serie A opener and in the Euro qualifier versus North Macedonia but didn’t produce in the other matches. He’ll continue to lead the line against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. He has bagged 9 goals in 15 Champions League appearances throughout his career.
Our Take on Inter and Inzaghi
If there’s a takeaway stemming from last summer, it’s that coaches are very unimaginative when it comes to proposing additions. Even though he wasn’t great last season, it’s still early for him to transition to a part-time role, which he would have had in Milan. The Nerazzurri would have probably signed him only for next to nothing.
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