Noted Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia journalist and transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio has insisted that Inter must thin out their squad before thinking about making any sort of move to sign Atalanta’s Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez.
Gomez is widely expected to leave the Bergamo based club in next month’s transfer window following a breakdown in relations between himself and Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.
A whole array of clubs have been linked with signing Gomez in January with Inter among these clubs.
Di Marzio has revealed that Gomez leaving Atalanta will ultimate depend on their demands for him, which could potentially complicate things for not just Italian clubs but clubs elsewhere in Europe, all of whom have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If €8-12 million is requested for a player who already earns €3 million, it becomes difficult for Italian clubs because there is not a lot of economic availability,” Di Marzio explained whilst present in the studios of Italian broadcaster Sky Sport 24, a short time ago.
“This also applies at a European level, if Atalanta meet the player’s needs to play it will be different. It therefore depends on the amount.”
He went on to add: “If Inter plays like they today he could be useful but if they play with a 3-5-2 it’s different but the Nerazzurri must first reduce their squad.”
This season Gomez has made 16 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored five goals and provided four assists for his teammates.