Inter Closing In on Defensive Starlet from Uruguay

Inter have laid their eyes on young Uruguayan center-back Alan Matturro, and they are touted to have very strong chances of landing him. They have received strong reviews from their scouts. Signing him wouldn’t be too expensive.

According to TuttoSport, the Nerazzurri and Defensor are ironing out the transfer formula. They are nearing an agreement on a €3M fee plus 20 percent of a future sale. There’s a €6M release clause in his contract. Even if the two sides strike a deal in January, he will likely complete the season in his home country and head to Italy in the summer. It’s the same type of operation La Beneamata pulled off with Lautaro Martinez back in the day.

Matturro reportedly impressed the Inter higher-ups with his maturity and skills at a young age. He already has 32 appearances in the pros under his belt and has been a regular starter this season. He has logged two goals and two assists. There were no issues on personal terms.

The 18-year-old possesses an Italian passport. Therefore, he wouldn’t count again the limited quota of extra-EU players the team can sign each season. The Nerazzurri reportedly put pedal to the medal once he held his own marking Luis Suarez in the clash with Nacional.

Our Take on Inter Eyeing Matturro

Whether or not they’ll keep Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij, which is looking increasingly likely, they need to get younger at the position since the only true alternative, Francesco Acerbi, is 32. He wouldn’t be pricey at those numbers. In addition, they will be able to bring him along slowly. Their South American connection has paid dividends in the not-so-distant past.

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