Inter Milan eye Nathan Ake to improve their defense. The Nerazzurri are struggling in defense this season as they have already conceded 13 goals in Serie A. So Inter are looking to make some changes to its backline, and the addition of a young center-back will help. De Vrij has been inconsistent for Inter recently, and they searching for a replacement. They will be willing to give around €25 million to €30 million to him according to the report.
Nathan Ake has been at Manchester City for a couple of years now, but he has only 47 appearances. The Dutch defender is struggling to be the first-choice defender with Ruben Dias, John Stones, and Laporte in front of him. Also, the Premier League giants have now brought Akanji from Borussia Dortmund, who was on Inter’s radar. So Ake will be willing to move to a club that gives him more game time.
Inter eye Nathan Ake as a replacement for Stefan De Vrij
The Dutch defender has experience playing in a back three, so he can settle in at Inter’s backline. He has brilliant ball carries, and ball progression stats that will make him a good addition in the center of the back three. He is good in the air and attempts lots of passes in the game. Moreover, he can be a backup to Bastoni as well, with his dominant left-foot, and experience of playing as a left-back.
Inter Milan are looking for a loan deal with Man City as they do not have the funds to make a complete transfer. Also, the Premier League giants will not lose their player as Pep Guardiola likes him. He helps him when there is a sudden injury to one of his center-backs or left-back. The Dutch defender will settle in perfectly in Inzaghi’s possession style system as he has learned from Guardiola.