The defensive department of the Inter squad needs quality additions this winter.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Inter Milan have submitted bid for Sporting Lisbon fullback Marcos Acuna.
The 28-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Sporting Lisbon spent 9.59 million euros to sign the Argentina international from Racing Club in the summer of 2017. The 28-year-old has three and a half years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
This season, Marcos Acuna has scored one goal and provided one assist in 21 appearances for Sporting.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best fullbacks in Argentina. As a member of Argentina national football team, Acuna won 27 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Inter.
Antonio Conte is looking to shore up his defensive options and Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Acuna happens to be a target.
The Inter manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this winter.
Marcos Acuna has the talent to play many roles in defense and midfield.
According to Calciomercato, “Inter will be in the winter market for a left wing-back or left full-back. This has not been a secret at Inter HQ as director Beppe Marotta and coach Antonio Conte are looking to take advantage of the January period to strengthen the weak positions in their side. For the moment, the main and only aim for the LWB position is Marcos Alonso of Chelsea. The former Conte player would relish the chance to link up with his former boss at Inter, and an offer is in the works as we speak. Not only Marcos Alonso though. As O Jogo reports, the Nerazzurri are also thinking about Marcos Acuna of Sporting Lisbon, also appreciated and followed by Napoli. According to the Portuguese media, the Zhang family club offered 1 million euros for the loan, with a redemption right set at 9 million. This initial proposal was sent back to the sender by the Lions, who ask for 20 million for the fullback.”
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It would take a huge offer from Inter Milan to prise the 28-year-old fullback from Sporting Lisbon.
The 28-year-old will be a good addition to Inter’s squad.
How strong that interest is and whether Inter will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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