Inter Plot Audacious Summer Strategy to Lure Genoa Star

Inter are touted to be one of the teams keeping close tabs on Albert Gudmundsson, who won’t leave Genoa in January but might do so at the end of the season provided a sound offer arrives. The Nerazzurri might use Marko Arnautovic as a makeweight to lower the cash disbursement, SportMediaset informs (via Fantacalcio).

The Icelandic star has a €20M price tag, which might be a problem for the Serie A suitors. Genoa would look to get full value for their primary cornerstone. He has registered 8 goals in 18 appearances so far.

Inter will try to persuade Genoa to sell Gudmundsson by throwing Arnautovic in the deal. The Austrian hasn’t fared well in Milan but has been productive for years at Bologna before returning to La Beneamata.

The Nerazzurri consider the 26-year-old an ideal addition to their frontline behind Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram. He has different traits and is pacier than their starters.

Our Take on Gudmundsson and Inter

If they want to keep their current configuration, which would be optimal if Alexis Sanchez and Arnautovic lived up to their reputation, they’d need an agile second striker to replace the former, while Mehdi Taremi, who will likely join unless something odd happens, would substitute for the Austrian talisman. Genoa could be enticed, and he and Mateo Retegui have complementary skills, but his wages, and perhaps his intentions too, would predictably be a problem. Swaps always work better on paper than in reality.

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