Inter Milan are close to signing Acerbi on a loan deal. The Nerazzurri have been working hard to sign a defender before the end of this transfer window. Inzaghi needs a center-back to help in rotation and serve as a backup to De Vrij who has been inconsistent. Inter have an agreement with Lazio and the player wants to complete the deal soon. Acerbi has played under Inzaghi and is optimistic about the idea of playing under him again with Inter.
Inzaghi preferred Acerbi because the Italian defender knows how to play in his system. He is good on the ball and will be a perfect backup for De Vrij. Inter can rotate their defenders as well since it will be long season. However, Inter will be losing out on the opportunity to sign Akanji from Dortmund. The Swiss defender is younger and in his prime, but Inter do not want to spend €15 million on him. The Nerazzurri can get him for free next year, hence they are signing Acerbi on a loan for this season.
Inter Milan close to signing Acerbi on loan
The Nerazzurri will be paying Acerbi’s wages of months July and August in the loan deal. They will also have an option of making the move permanent. But Inter are waiting to make the final move as they have been eyeing Chalobah from Chelsea. The English defender can play in multiple positions and will be a great asset.
While Acerbi wants to move to inter as soon as possible. The 34-year old would like to settle into his new club soon as the season has already started. He has rejected multiple of offers from other clubs including Marseille. Inzaghi would also like to have him soon so he has plenty of options ready once the Champions League starts.