Inter Negotiating Deal with Greek Giants to Offload Fringe Forward

Talks between Inter and AEK Athens are reportedly underway as the two sides work to broker Joaquin Correa’s transfer to Greece. Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the two sides have opened negotiations over the Argentine forward’s potential switch to the Greek capital.

Inter loaned Correa out to Marseille last summer. But their last-ditch attempt to reignite the 29-year-old’s faltering career was an epic fiasco. Correa couldn’t find the net across 19 league appearances for the French giants, returning to Giuseppe Meazza this summer as a flop.

With Marseille unwilling to trigger a buyout option, Inter could reluctantly find themselves stuck with their castaway again. Despite River Plate’s feeble approach, Correa will unlikely return to his homeland in the coming months. He’ll probably stay in Europe, with AEK now keen to sign him.

AEK manager Matias Almeyda is ready to give his countryman the benefit of the doubt. There’s no doubt Inter would embrace the Argentine’s offer with open arms. However, the Greek powerhouse would probably seek a loan deal with an option to buy.

Though that’s not an ideal scenario for Inter, they’re not in a position to choose. The reigning Scudetto holders must get Correa’s salary off the books to avoid creating a ballooning wage bill. On top of that, they’re still in the market for a new backup forward.

Correa’s departure may even unlock their pursuit of Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson. That track is currently cold, though. Inter President Beppe Marotta played down talks linking the Nerazzurri with the Iceland international earlier this week.

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