Inter Milan Must Pay €20M For Empoli Star To Replace Andre Onana
The asking price has been made clear for Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario as Inter have made the 26-year-old their top target for if Andre Onana leaves in the summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that Vicario would cost around €15-20 million were the Nerazzurri to move for him during the summer transfer window.
Inter could be looking for a replacement for Andre Onana in goal this summer, with the Cameroonian already linked with a switch to the Premier League.
According to the Gazzetta, Empoli keeper Vicario would be the Nerazzurri’s primary target in this respect.
The past couple of seasons have proven to be breakout campaigns for the 26-year-old.
Vicario joined Empoli on loan initially when they were promoted from Serie B at the start of last season, and then joined on a permanent basis last summer.
The 26-year-old’s saves have been crucial to the Tuscans keeping themselves out of the relegation battle under Andrea Andreazzoli last season, and then Paolo Zanetti this time around.
The Empoli keeper has been linked with Inter, whilst Juventus are also keen to rival them according to reports.
Moreover, it has been reported that Inter have already made initial contacts both with Empoli and with Vicario’s representatives regarding a prospective deal for the keeper.
Vicario would require no adjustment period to Serie A as had been the case for Onana, and the Gazzetta confirm that the Nerazzurri see him as being the main candidate to take the place of the Onana in the event that the Cameroonian should leave.
Moreover, Inter know what they will have to pay as Empoli value Vicario at €15-20 million off the back of two excellent seasons.
All of this would be contingent on Inter accepting an offer for Onana in the summer.