Valentino Lazaro will return to Inter in the summer after Borussia Monchengladbach confirmed they would not make his loan move permanent.
The Austrian international moved back to the Bundesliga last summer after failing to establish himself under Antonio Conte at Inter.
But Lazaro has struggled to rediscover his previous form that earned him a move to the Nerazzurri in 2019, having started only 11 league games for Marco Rose’s side.
“As things stand now, Lazaro’s loan expires on June 30,” Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl told reporters at a press conference today (via FcInterNews.it).
“After that, he’ll return to Inter.
“It’s true Valentino hasn’t managed to establish himself because of injuries, but we signed a very versatile player last summer who has helped us whenever he could.”
Eberl did not entirely shut the door on the possibility of coming back in for Lazaro, adding: “When the season finishes and the new coach (Adi Hutter) arrives, we’ll start planning the new team.”
Lazaro has scored twice for Borussia Monchengladbach since joining on a season-long loan, one of which was an incredible acrobatic effort during a 4-3 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in November.
He has also provided one assist for Rose’s men, and ironically that came against Inter during a UEFA Champions League group stage match in December.
Conte’s side won that match 3-2 at Borussia-Park, but it was Gladbach who made it out of the group after a dramatic final day.