Ex-Udinese Man Hands Inter Transfer Boost

Inter transfer target Roberto Pereyra has rebuffed an approach from Turkish powerhouse Besiktas to secure a Serie A stay. According to L’Interista, the former Udinese midfielder doesn’t want to leave Italy, where he has spent most of his playing career.

Pereyra spent three years at the Dacia Arena during his second stint in Udine before his contract expired in June. As a free agent, the 32-year-old has drawn plenty of interest from Serie A and abroad. Inter were among the first teams to place the ex-Udinese captain on their wish list. 

However, after completing the signing of Davide Frattesi from Sassuolo, their pursuit of the Uruguayan has faded. And now, there’s a new player in the game. Torino, who were yesterday offered a chance to sign Joao Moutinho, are giving serious thought to the prospect of landing Pereyra. 

Torino’s interest in the former Watford midfielder dates back to last summer. Although they couldn’t find an agreement with Udinese in 2022, the pathway is clear now. Inter were planning talks to bring Pereyra earlier in July, but they have seemingly left the race afterward. 

On the other hand, Torino boss Ivan Juric wants to add to his midfield options. Barring young guns Samuele Ricci and Ivan Ilic, the Granata coach doesn’t have an experienced midfielder he can rely on. Therefore, Pereyra could be a genuine possibility for the perennial mid-table strugglers.

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