Inter Director Spotted Scouting Defenders in Spain

With Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij both on expiring deals, Inter have started to take a look at defenders that could possibly replace them in the future. Their director Piero Ausilio recently spent time in Spain to watch some options first-hand.

As per Calciomercato, the exec attended Sevilla-Valencia, which featured two potential targets, Mouctar Diakhaby and Tanguy Nianzou. The contract of the latter runs out in 2023, so he could be a bargain. On the other hand, his performances haven’t been too convincing this season.

The Frenchman is younger and is starting to blossom. He previously played at PSG and Bayern Munich before the Andalusians signed him for €16M in the recent window. Milan also eyed him when they were seeking a center-back, but they eventually picked the less expensive Malick Thiaw.

Inter were linked to multiple defenders when Skiniar seemed headed to Ligue 1, but most of them are no longer viable. Merih Demiral and Nikola Milenkovic will stay at Atalanta and Fiorentina for a while. Trevoh Chalobah is getting consistent minutes at Chelsea. Instead, Rodrigo Becao is a potentially affordable objective.

The Nerazzurri plan to get younger if they had to change their rearguard. They are keeping tabs on Anderlecht revelation Zeno Debast. The 19-year-old has already 28 appearances in the pros under his belt.

Our Take on Inter Tracking Defenders

Everything goes through Skriniar for La Beneamata. If they lost him, they must sign a top player to substitute him, while they can patch things together if they moved on from De Vrij. Manuel Akanji joining Manchester City late last summer was a big blow, as they had done their homework to get him on a Bosman transfer.

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