Inter Castaway in Crosshairs of River Plate

Inter could get stuck with forgotten forward Joaquin Correa for another year unless they change their stance on the Argentine. According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, River Plate and Marseille are keen to sign the 29-year-old on a free transfer this summer.

However, Inter have no intention of letting their outcast go without a transfer fee. That’s despite deeming him surplus to requirements. There’s no room for Correa in Simone Inzaghi’s plans. He spent last season on loan at Marseille but failed to impress the French hierarchy.

After drawing a blank in 19 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit in 2023/24, Correa returns to Giuseppe Meazza. He has 12 more months left to run on his contract at Inter. But the reigning Scudetto holders are determined to get his wages off of their books in the coming months.

That could prove easier said than done, considering Inter can’t reconcile with losing Correa for free. The Nerazzurri signed him from Lazio in 2021, tying him down to a four-year contract. At the time, a long-term contract made sense. Unfortunately, the move hasn’t panned out as expected.

Correa is willing to leave Inter for regular first-team football elsewhere. A return to his homeland is on the cards as River Plate consider capturing his services on a Bosman deal. Offloading the ex-Sevilla forward is necessary if Inter are to complete their pursuit of Albert Gudmundsson.

Inter and Genoa are in advanced talks for the Iceland international’s switch to Meazza. But first, Correa must go.

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