Inter’s chances of signing Alessandro Florenzi from Roma have received a boost after Corriere dello Sport reported the player is ‘considering’ an offer from the Nerazzurri.
Florenzi is expected to become the Giallorossi’s next captain following the departure of Daniele De Rossi, which has made him the most senior player from Rome left in the squad.
However, the Italy international is wary he could become a scapegoat for supporters if he stayed and could opt to leave as well.
“We’re hearing voices about a potential departure, with Antonio Conte’s Inter on the front row,” Corriere reported this morning.
“Florenzi is keeping a low-profile during Roma’s summer of transition, appreciating it would be an honour to succeed De Rossi as captain but also recognising the risks it would entail.”
Antonio Conte coached Florenzi while in charge of the Italian national team and would most likely want to play him at right wing-back in his 3-5-2 system.
Roma could in any case choose to appoint Lorenzo Pellegrini as captain instead, with Francesco Totti reserving more praise for the youngster than he did for Florenzi when announcing his departure from the club on Monday.