Inter are on the hunt for several midfield reinforcements this summer to replace the likes of Marcelo Brozovic and Roberto Gagliardini. According to Tuttosport (via FCInterNews), former Udinese captain Roberto Pereyra has emerged as one of the most appreciated profiles by the Nerazzurri leadership.
While Brozovic left the club to join Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr for blockbuster wages, Gagliardini has landed a contract at Monza. But the duo’s departure has left Inter boss Simone Inzaghi strapped for reliable options in the middle of the park.
Davide Frattesi’s arrival from Sassuolo was just the first step. Inter must add at least one more midfielder to keep the numbers optimal ahead of another long season. Pereyra is not a new name on their shortlist. They’ve been watching him closely for years, but now is a perfect time to strike.
Pereyra’s deal at the Dacia Arena ran out at the end of last month. Though Udinese would like to keep the 32-year-old for at least another season, the Uruguayan might have other plans. Given his vast Serie A experience and the cost of the operation, he’d be a perfect signing for Inter.
But the Nerazzurri may not stop there. They seem poised to make Pereyra’s former Udinese teammate Lazar Samardzic Gagliardini’s long-term successor. Inter would need to beat arch-rivals Milan to the Serb’s signature. Yet they’ve already proved well-versed in inflicting pain on the Rossoneri this summer.
In addition to Frattesi, they also defeated Milan to Marcus Thuram’s signing earlier this month.
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