Inter midfielder Matias Vecino could be on his way to Napoli during the January transfer window, and should he depart the Nerazzurri could resume their pursuit of Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report on a potential chain reaction of transfers involving the Nerazzurri midfielder.
Vecino recently made remarks in which he appeared to bemoan his lack of playing time for his club this season, and this could suggest that he will be on his way in January.
Among the most probable destinations for the Uruguayan would be Napoli, where coach Luciano Spalletti has made no secret of his admiration of the player.
The Partenopei boss had been the one to bring Vecino to Inter when he took over during the summer of 2017, and he had also reportedly made an attempt to sign him at Napoli as well when he took over this summer.
The 30-year-old has still not dropped off of Napoli’s and Spalletti’s radar, although the club would have to sell a midfielder in order to make room for him in their squad.
The player to make way could be Stanislav Lobotka, with the Slovak midfielder having failed to really make an impact since his arrival from Celta Vigo in January of 2020.
The 26-year-old is a player likely to be on his way next summer, but his exit could come even earlier if the Partenopei can find an interested club and wish to make space in their squad for Vecino.
The Nerazzurri are in a similar situation, with Nandez a player who is still a target, but unlikely to be brought in while the squad has the depth in central areas that it currently does.
Should Vecino be on his way, however, they could once again move to sign the 25-year-old from the Rossoblu, especially given that the wages that he had reportedly agreed with Inter in the summer, €3 million net per season, would be right around the same that would be offloaded should Vecino depart.