Inter Pursuing Real Madrid Defender on Expiring Deal

Inter are eyeing Nacho Fernandez as a possible replacement for Milan Skriniar. The defender could potentially leave Real Madrid on a free since his contract is up on June 30th. Les Merengues are tending to several pending extensions. Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos are in the same situation.

According to Marca (via Virgilio), the Nerazzurri already offered a three-year contract to the veteran. Villarreal are tracking him as well. Despite his age, the Serie A giants are keen because he’d come in with great experience and a prestigious resume. He has won five Champions League, among other trophies, but he hasn’t always been a regular starter.

Inter would look to replicate with Nacho the same success they had with Francesco Acerbi, who has been one of their most reliable contributors this season. Moreover, he’d be tailor-made for a three-man defense since he has played as a fullback too.

While the Nerazzurri have long been informed of Skriniar’s exit, they haven’t been attached to many options to substitute him. They tried to snatch Benjamin Pavard in January and continue to be big fans of the Bayern Munich ace. However, he’d be an expensive purchase considering his wages and the fee, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

Our Take on Inter and Nacho Fernandez

It wouldn’t be the sexiest addition, but he and Matteo Darmian would get the job done. Giuseppe Marotta is a master of free-agent acquisitions. However, there’s a good chance his agent is simply spreading rumors to have more ammo in the talks with Real Madrid.

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