Inter’s plan to secure Albert Gudmundsson


Inter are devising a strategic approach to sign Albert Gudmundsson from Genoa, leveraging the club’s financial situation and recent transfer activities. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the recent sale of Josep Martinez to Inter for €13 million plus €2 million in bonuses could facilitate the Gudmundsson deal.

Inter are considering a formula similar to the Frattesi transfer, involving an initial loan with an obligation to buy that would activate after the winter transfer window. This approach would allow Inter to spread the financial impact across multiple fiscal years, aligning with their budgetary constraints.

Genoa’s atypical financial calendar, which closes on December 31st, presents an opportunity. The club’s debt restructuring plan requires them to generate annual profits. The Martinez sale covers this year’s requirements, while a deferred payment for Gudmundsson could satisfy next year’s needs.

Inter hold an advantage in negotiations due to the player’s apparent interest. Gudmundsson recently liked a social media post about Martinez’s move to Inter, hinting at his potential preference. Genoa’s president has also acknowledged the club’s willingness to help Gudmundsson realize his ambitions.

However, Inter must first create space in their squad. With Lautaro Martinez, Marcus Thuram, and new signing Mehdi Taremi already in place, Gudmundsson’s arrival depends on the futures of Marko Arnautovic and Joaquin Correa. While Correa has been informed he’s not in the club’s plans, Arnautovic’s situation is less clear. Any offers for the Austrian striker will be considered, given his age and high wages.

Inter are also monitoring an ongoing legal situation involving Gudmundsson in Iceland. The player faces a retrial for sexual assault allegations, having been acquitted in the initial trial. Inter may seek a protective clause in any potential transfer agreement to mitigate risks associated with this legal matter.


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