Inter after Rodrigo de Paul to replace Eriksen who’s set to leave. The Christian Eriksen saga at Inter is all set to end as the Danish midfielder looks for a new club. Moreover, Antonio Conte never really wanted Eriksen in his squad but the Nerazzurri management jumped on the chance to get him for a reduced fee. Now Eriksen is being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal in the Premier League.
Although Eriksen is nothing but obscure to the squad, Inter are planning to find a replacement. The 28-year-old is priced at a handsome €50 million, €33 million more than Inter paid for him. Leandro Paredes and Granit Xhaka are on Inter’s list, but they’re more interested in Rodrigo de Paul. The 26-year-old Udinese player is versatile, just like Inter would like. He can play as an attacking as well as holding midfielder. Also, he can make some reasonable contributions as a left-winger when needed.
Inter after Rodrigo de Paul, but does the club need him?
Inter are after Rodrigo de Paul since last January when they made a transfer approach. But Udinese’s €30 million price tag put Inter off then. Inter are looking forward to the money Eriksen’s sale will bring to the club. They’ll hope that someone is ready to meet his €50 million price tag, if not, Inter will make a profit on anything above €17 million. But, the management will want to earn enough to finance a deal for de Paul.
Has Conte unleashed Inter after Rodrigo de Paul? It’s no secret that Conte admires de Paul way more than he ever did Eriksen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise that Conte wants him in his squad for a long time now. de Paul will also act as future insurance in a position that Vidal plays regularly for now. Vidal has shown that he lacks the temperament to play in big games. Will Rodrigo de Paul be able to succeed Eriksen and more importantly Vidal in the coming days?