Correa eyes move to Turkey: Interest from Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe


Joaquin Correa, returning from his loan spell at Marseille, is no longer part of Inter’s plans and is expected to depart this summer. The Argentine forward hasn’t lived up to expectations, and with potential moves to Argentina cooling off, a transfer to Turkey now seems more likely. Both Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe have shown interest in acquiring the talented yet inconsistent player.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that Correa’s recent season at Marseille was underwhelming. Initially, there was hope that a successful Europa League campaign might trigger an obligatory purchase clause from the French club, securing his future away from Inter. However, Atalanta’s elimination of Marseille in the semifinals dashed these hopes. Inter, having paid over €30 million to sign Correa from Lazio in 2021, now face a potential financial loss. Correa, like fellow veteran Marko Arnautovic, will turn 30 in August, earns a hefty €3.5 million  annually, and has only one year left on his contract. This situation presents a dual challenge for Inter: offloading a high-earner who no longer fits into Simone Inzaghi’s plans and doing so without incurring a financial loss.

Initially, a return to Argentina seemed plausible, with interest from River Plate and Estudiantes, the clubs where Correa began his career. However, these possibilities have since diminished, as has the option of joining newly-promoted Como.

Now, the most promising opportunity lies in Turkey. Both Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, bolstered by their strong financial positions and ambitions, could provide a fresh start for Correa. The Turkish giants are seeking to revitalize a player with undeniable talent but who has struggled with consistency and intensity. Inter is asking for €10 million to avoid a financial loss, while the Turkish clubs are aiming for a discount. However, the need to reduce wage expenses could facilitate the negotiation process.

With Correa not fitting into Inzaghi’s tactical plans, Inter is eager to find a solution that benefits all parties.


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