Inter Target Sommer Touches Down in Milan for Medicals

A long-running transfer saga involving Bayern Munich goalkeeper Yann Sommer is nearing its end as he looks set to join Inter. At long last, the Nerazzurri are on the cusp of completing their pursuit of the 34-year-old, who’s been spotted arriving in Milan to undergo his medicals, as per FCInterNews.

Tired of waiting for Bayern’s seal of approval regarding Sommer’s highly anticipated switch to Giuseppe Meazza, Inter took matters into their own hands on Friday. Simone Inzaghi’s men have decided to activate a €6 million release clause in the shot-stopper’s contract to spare themselves of agonizing wait. 

It’s been almost a month since Inter sanctioned Andre Onana’s move to Manchester United in a blockbuster €55m deal. However, their bid to replace the Cameroon international has hit one brick wall after another, forcing Beppe Marotta to wander between several targets. Sommer has been the only constant.

Despite his age, he has been Marotta’s first-choice option. Inter would ideally sign an additional keeper after losing captain Samir Handanovic on a free transfer. But that could prove easier said than done. Shakhtar Donetsk’s Anatoliy Trubin remains a dream signing. Yet after Benfica joined the race, there was skepticism in Inzaghi’s camp.

On the other hand, Sommer arrives with the ambition to be Inzaghi’s first-team regular between the sticks. It is the main reason behind his decision to leave Bayern after only six months. Inter can guarantee the Swiss veteran a starting berth. It’s now a matter of hours before the official announcement takes place. 

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