Inter Milan eye Udinese’s breakout star Lazar Samardzic. They are searching for reinforcing their midfielder after selling Brozovic to Al Nassr. The Nerazzurri have been keen to get Davide Frattesi, but understand that they will have to go over budget to get him. So Inter have identified Samardzic as the alternative, who had a brilliant season with Udinese. The Serbian defender is attracting interest from other Serie A clubs as well, but Inter are ready to make a move soon.
The Nerazzurri will have a meeting with Udinese this week as they are looking to revamp their midfield. After Gagliardini and Brozovic’s departure, Inter are thin in their midfield department. They have to sign at least one before the pre-season begins. With Sassuolo adamant about their price tag for the Italian midfielder, Inter are looking at other options, and Samardzic can be the one to bet on. However, they will face competition for him as their city rivals AC Milan are also targeting him. The Rossoneri have been monitoring the Udinese midfielder since he was at Hertha BSC.
Inter eye Lazar Samardzic as Frattesi’s alternative
The Nerazzurri and Inzaghi’s priority was Frattesi at the start of the window. But they have been stalling for too long, and Brozovic’s sale did not provide the desired funds to initiate a move for Frattesi. So Inter see Samardzic as a cheaper alternative to Frattesi, but has immense potential. The former RB Leipzig midfielder is direct with his style of play. He ranks high among other midfielders in taking shots and creating chances.
Samardzic can be used as a backup option for both Barella and Mkhitaryan this season. Calhanoglu will continue in the number 6 role, and Inzaghi can have options to choose from. However, Samardzic is a younger and unproven midfielder, who might not be a reliable starter in big games.