Inter Target Juan Musso: “Flattered By Roma Interest But No Contact With Anyone, Focused On Udinese”
Juan Musso insists he has not had contact with any clubs over a possible move away from Udinese in the summer.
A report in Corriere dello Sport today claimed Roma were in pole position ahead of Inter to sign the goalkeeper, having recently sounded out Musso’s entourage.
Speaking to Udinese TV last night, however, the 26-year-old denied having personally spoken to the Giallorossi or any other suitors about a transfer.
“I’m pleased to hear there’s interest in me (from Roma), but I don’t know if they’re real rumours or not because I’ve not had contact with anyone,” Musso revealed.
“For me a player must focus on his team, his teammates and the group that he’s part of.
“The speculation is of relative importance, I know I’m doing well but it won’t stop me from sleeping at night.
“I’m living day after day, and then my fate is written: whatever has to happen will happen.”
Musso is thought to be Inter’s first choice to replace Samir Handanovic in the long term, but the Nerazzurri are likely going to struggle to meet Udinese’s rumoured €30 million asking price.
Inter were therefore also linked with Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero last night, along with Cagliari shot-stopper Alessio Cragno.
During his interview, Musso also touched on another Udinese player that Inter are keen on signing this summer, Rodrigo de Paul.
“We went through the entire youth system together (at Racing Club),” the goalkeeper recalled.
“De Paul was a trequartista who only thought about attacking; now he’s a leader who knows there are two sides to the game.
“He has shown he can cover every position in midfield to perfection.
“I’m very pleased to see De Paul like this, with the responsibility of a captain.
“The group at Udinese tries to help him knowing he has huge qualities and potential.”
Musso joined Udinese from Racing Club in 2018 and has kept eight clean sheets in 27 appearances across all competitions this season.