Mertens waits for Inter to make an offer as the Nerazzurri have terminated Sanchez’s contract. Inter have finally managed to terminate the Chilean’s contract after a long wait as he was not willing to join any club. But Sanchez has accepted the opportunity to join Marseille and will leave Inter soon. Now Mertens, who decided to leave Napoli as a free agent is waiting for Inter to sign him. He has a similar profile to Sanchez and will come at lower wages.
Inter have loads of options in the offense this season after signing Lukaku back on loan. The Nerazzurri are not looking to sign any other forward as he will get less game time. Lukaku and Lautaro are the preferred choice for Inzaghi. He also has Dzeko and Correa as backup and Pinamonti, who is looking for another club. Also, Mertens is 35 now, so he will not contribute much in the future for Inter.
Mertens waits for Inter to make a move after Sanchez’s departure
Inzaghi needs another defender, and Inter are working towards that. But on the other hand, Mertens has loads of experience in Serie A and can change the game after coming from the bench. He will provide something different in attack, and he can play the number 10 role as well. However, Inter focused on signing young players as they look to build a formidable squad for the future.
Sanchez and his agent had a meeting with Inter yesterday, and they mutually agreed to terminate the contract. Inzaghi did not have him in his plans, and Inter were eager to get him off the wage bill. They had to give him around €5 million as severance pay. He is now ready to move to the French league and will earn around €3 million per season with Marseille.