Inter Formally Buy Out Youngster on Loan from Empoli

Kristjan Asllani is now fully an Inter player. He had joined from Empoli on loan with conditioned obligation to buy. It was merely a technicality for balance-related reasons, as the trigger was the first point collected by the Nerazzurri in February 2023, Sportitalia reports.

The win over Milan activated the €10M clause. La Beneamata had paid €4.5M as the initial fee for the temporary spell. The package includes €2M potential add-ons for a total of €16.5M. The 20-year-old is under contract until 2027.

Asllani joined Inter after a brilliant spell at Empoli to serve as Marcelo Brozovic’s deputy. However, even though the Croat missed extended time with multiple injuries, the starlet hasn’t been able to secure a regular role. Simone Inzaghi quickly adapted Hakan Calhanoglu in relief, and the Turk responded well. Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed the midfield in most matches.

The starlet has logged 20 appearances so far, primarily off the bench. He had the opportunity for an early turning point of his Nerazzurri stay, but he missed a clear-cut chance to put Barcelona away late in the Camp Nou clash, and the opponents eventually equalized.

Our Take on Asllani and Inter

The Albanian prodigy showed as well as a young midfielder could possibly do in Tuscany, but having great success elsewhere doesn’t necessarily mean it will translate to a top side right away. The fact that La Beneamata went through an early sticky patch did him no favor. It was inevitable to turn to veterans in that stretch, plus Calhanoglu has been brilliant. Brozovic just returned too, but time remains on his side.

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