Union Berlin Step Up Interest in Inter Struggler

Union Berlin have reportedly rekindled their interest in out-of-favor Inter left-back Robin Gosens after their initial approach came a cropper. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Germans have stepped up talks with the Nerazzurri in recent hours, hoping to get to a swift resolution.

Inter parted with almost €30 million to sign Gosens from Atalanta last year. But given the 29-year-old’s underwhelming career at Giuseppe Meazza, it feels like a lifetime ago. Aware they cannot recoup their investment, the Italians are keen to get at least half that figure.

Despite holding out for an €18m asking price, Inter could drop their valuation to €15m to facilitate Gosens’ departure. Union Berlin are the only realistic candidates to sign the troubled defender after interest in his services dwindled in the past 12 months.

Gosens has never played professional football in his homeland before. But Union Berlin can change that if they can convince Inter to sanction a move on favorable terms for them. The former Atalanta man’s sale would unlock a deal for Monza’s Carlos Augusto.

Simone Inzaghi is hellbent on recruiting the Brazilian. Augusto was a revelation in Serie A last season, emerging as one of the best-performing full-backs in Italy. The 24-year-old’s attacking skills and blistering pace perfectly fit Inzaghi’s preferred 3-5-2 formation. 

Federico Dimarco was Inzaghi’s first choice on the left flank last term. But Inter need another reliable option for that position to remain competitive on multiple fronts. 

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