Inter are not rushing wing-back Denzel Dumfries into the team, and are counting on the reliable performances of Matteo Darmian while the Dutchman gets up to speed.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the 31-year-old Darmian has held down the right-sided spot well but that the club are also excited for Dumfries to begin starting games, with the 25-year-old seen as the heir to Achraf Hakimi and the player who could complete the team.

Dumfries arrived from PSV earlier this month, as the conclusion to the long search for a right-sided player to take the place of Hakimi following the Moroccan’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain last month.

The Dutchman is seen as an exciting player who can unlock defenses with his running and technical quality as Hakimi had, but in the meantime Darmian’s displays in the opening two Serie A matches have ensured no lack of quality, with the Italian assisting the match-winner against Verona on Friday.