Italian Media Detail Why Inter Milan Could Have Advantage Over AC Milan In Race To Sign Mateo Retegui
Inter could have two key advantages over city rivals AC Milan in the race to sign Tigre striker Mateo Retegui.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who name Nerazzurri Vice-President Javier Zanetti and on-loan striker Facundo Colidio as factors that could open up a deal to sign the 23-year-old.
Whilst Retegui’s rapid rise to prominence has come from being called up to the Italian national team, the fact remains that the striker still plays in Argentina, where he was born.
Accordingly, Inter could be hoping that their connections with Argentine football, both historic and ongoing, could give them an edge in a race to sign the 23-year-old.
Firstly, there is Inter Vice-President and legendary former captain Zanetti.
Given his iconic status both at Inter and in his homeland of Argentine, Zanetti has often been a key man in convincing Argentine players to join the Nerazzurri in the past, and the Gazzetta suggest that he could once again personally convince Retegui.
Meanwhile, the newspaper notes, the fact tat Inter-owned striker Facundo Colidio is currently shining on loan at Tigre, who would like to keep hold of the 23-year-old, is another potential point in their favour.
Not only that, but Boca Juniors are also big fans of Colidio and would like to sign the Nerazzurri-owned striker, a possible advantage given that Boca currently own Retegui’s contract and would be entitled to a significant share of any sale of the striker.
In one way or the other, Colidio could be part of a deal for Retegui, and there is a real chance that this would make the Nerazzurri’s offer more attractive than that of AC Milan.