Exclusive – Inter Milan & Napoli Want €15M-Rated Union Berlin Defender
Inter Milan are seriously interested in FC Union Berlin’s Dutch central defender Danilho Doekhi and he is also being targeted by Napoli, SempreInter.com can reveal.
The 24-year-old centre-back is valued at around €15 million – a price tag that is unlikely to put off either Inter or Napoli.
Danilho Doekhi, who has been capped five times at U21 level by the Netherlands, could be interested in a move to either club this summer, SempreInter.com can report, but nothing has been decided just yet.
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The former Ajax youth team player is contracted with Bundesliga outfit FC Union Berlin until the end of June 2025, whom he joined in the summer of 2022 on a free transfer.
Die Eisernen, or The Iron Ones, have been the big surprise this season in the German top flight, and the player is committed to first helping them secure Champions League football before leaving the German capital.
However, Doekhi, who has drawn comparisons to Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk, seems to be destined to leave the club in the summer after an impressive season where he’s to date scored 4 goals in 15 matches across all competitions.
Inter have been linked with a whole host of players as they look for a replacement for Milan Skriniar, who will leave the Nerazzurri this summer on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Ex-Chelsea & Barcelona Star’s Nephew
Standing tall at 190 cm (6 ft 3 in), Doekhi has Surinamese heritage and is the nephew of former Chelsea, Barcelona and Netherlands central defender Winston Bogarde.
Doekhi came up the youth ranks at Exclesior from Rotterdam, the city he was born and raised in. He joined the Ajax youth set-up in the summer of 2016 but never featured for the first team.
In July 2018 he signed a four-year deal with Vitesse where he spent four successful seasons, featuring 140 times across all competitions for the club, scoring five times in the process.
During his stint at Vitesse, he helped the club reach the Dutch Cup final in 2020/2021 season as well as the last 16 of the inaugural UEFA Conference League last season, losing to eventual winners Roma.