Inter must recover the “real” Denzel Dumfries quickly for reasons pertaining both to the pitch and to the transfer market.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who highlight how a continued slump in form by the Dutchman could hurt the Nerazzurri on multiple levels.

Dumfries has not shown the form that he is capable of since his return from the World Cup with the Netherlands.

The former PSV wingback has not started regularly, and when he has been on the pitch he has looked sluggish and unimpactful by his own standards, both of which can be down to a lack of physical condition after the World Cup.

Dumfries remains a player who can make the difference on the pitch when he is at his best, and over the rest of the season Inter will require as many such players as they can get.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old remains a prime candidate for a big money sale that will be necessary to meet financial targets, and the Nerazzurri will be hoping that his form can pick up so that his market value rises and they can get as large a fee as possible for his sale.