Inter Concerned about Dumfries, Could Seek Alternative in January

Denzel Dumfries has been unable to fill the void opened up by the departure of Achraf Hakimi. Coming off a strong Euro, the Dutchman has had troubles adapting to Serie A and showed major defensive shortcomings in his first Inter matches. Simone Inzaghi has constantly picked Matteo Darmian over him.

The struggles of the Dutchman culminated in the Juventus clash, where he caused a late penalty kick with an unnecessarily reckless intervention. Inter can ill-afford to see an investment go to waste these days. They paid €12M to sign him from PSV. Therefore, the coach will not cast him aside and will look for ways to integrate him and help him get better.

If he did not show signs of improvements in the next few games, the Nerazzurri would have to bring in another reliable option on the right flank in January, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. They would need somebody that could fit right in and is already familiar with the league.

Inter are still after Nahitan Nandez, whom they courted in the summer. However, Cagliari ultimately asked for too much money, and they preferred acquiring Dumfries. The agent of the Uruguayan midfielder recently claimed that the Sardinians would facilitate his exit in the next window. However, his price tag is around €30M.

Inter have in their sights a cheaper alternative in Sampdoria’s Bartosz Bereszynski. The move would reminisce what happened in the 2019-2020 season. They purchased Ashley Young in the winter because Valentino Lazaro did not win over Antonio Conte.