The links between Mehdi Taremi and Inter continue to gain steam. However, it’s more likely that the Serie A leaders will wait till the summer to onboard him on a Bosman move rather than targeting him in January, TuttoSport informs.
The Nerazzurri will make an attempt in the upcoming window only if Marko Arnautovic doesn’t hold up physically. He recently returned from a significant thigh injury.
Inter are already plotting their future attack behind Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram, and Taremi could indeed be part of it. He won’t extend his expiring contract. They are unlikely to re-up with Alexis Sanchez, who agreed to a one-year deal last summer. They won’t keep Joaquin Correa if he comes back.
Despite the situation, Porto ask for a decent fee, €10M, in January, discouraging the suitors.
Our Take on Inter and Taremi
Considering their MO and meager budget, there’s little logic in spending a few million for a player they could get gratis. Giuseppe Marotta is masterful with this kind of move. They have long started doing the necessary legwork, but there’ll be stiff competition, likely from Milan too, which actually need him more. Both Italian giants will have to hope a foreign team, or perhaps a Saudi one, doesn’t come over the top with massive wages. Another good question is whether having him and Arnautovic together makes sense. They’ll pay €10M for the Austrian striker if he stays past the next window.
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