Inter aiming to beat Juventus for Spanish defender


Inter are reportedly intensifying efforts to secure the signature of Atletico Madrid defender Mario Hermoso, potentially outmaneuvering Serie A rivals Juventus and other interested clubs in the process. The 28-year-old Spaniard, a product of Real Madrid’s youth academy, rose to prominence during his time at Espanyol before making a notable move to Atletico Madrid in 2019. Since then, Hermoso has become a key figure in Diego Simeone’s defensive setup, showcasing his prowess as a left-footed center-back.

Despite his importance to Atletico’s defensive stability, Hermoso’s future at the club has been cast into uncertainty due to the inability to reach a contract extension agreement. With his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, the defender will be free to explore options elsewhere.

This contractual situation has piqued the interest of numerous clubs across Europe, including perennial Serie A contenders Juventus, who are actively seeking reinforcements in defense.

However, according to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport via TuttoJuve, Inter are making significant headway in their pursuit of Hermoso. The Nerazzurri, closely monitoring the defender during their recent Champions League clashes against Atletico Madrid, are now poised to make a compelling offer to secure his services.

Inter’s proposed strategy involves presenting Hermoso with a lucrative long-term contract, reportedly spanning four years with the option for an additional fifth season.


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