Inter seek defender: Hermoso top choice, contact made for Buongiorno


Inter Milan are actively exploring defensive options in the transfer market, with Mario Hermoso emerging as the preferred candidate and a surprise inquiry made for Alessandro Buongiorno.

Calciomercato outline how the Nerazzurri have made an initial information request regarding Buongiorno, currently in talks with Napoli. This was revealed by the player’s agent, Beppe Riso, after leaving Inter’s headquarters where he had discussions about Tanner Tessmann and Gaetano Oristanio in a potential double deal with Venezia. Inter’s management confirmed the inquiry but downplayed its significance.

To address Buchanan’s absence, Inter plan to sign a defender rather than another winger, allowing Carlos Augusto to move into the wing-back rotation as Federico Dimarco’s backup. While Buongiorno has long been admired by Inter, his high price tag and apparent commitment to Antonio Conte’s Napoli project make him a challenging target.

Inter’s interest in Buongiorno could be seen as a strategic move to pressure Napoli into accelerating their negotiations. The Nerazzurri might consider a more serious pursuit if they manage to offload a player.

The primary target for Inter appears to be Mario Hermoso, a 28-year-old free agent following his contract expiration with Atletico Madrid. The Spanish left-footed defender is favored by Inter’s management for the “braccetto” role in their three-man defense. However, the club’s American owners, Oaktree Capital, prefer investing in younger talent.

Meanwhile, Buongiorno faces a decision between waiting for potential Inter interest or finalizing his move to Napoli. The Torino defender recently discussed his options over dinner with his agent Riso, fresh from the meeting at Inter’s headquarters.


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