Inter Milan are clear favorites to sign AC Milan and Napoli linked Italy striker Mateo Retegui after agreeing an €18 million evaluation of the player with his Argentinian club Tigre.

This according to the online edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, who report further that the Azzurri star’s father and agent, Carlos Retegui, has indicated to the Nerazzurri that they will be given preferential treatment to sign the player.

Inter’s Deputy Sporting Director, Dario Baccin, met with Carlos Retegui in both Naples and Malta during Italy’s Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, where Mateo Retegui scored a goal on both games.

Cross-town rivals AC Milan, Serie A league leaders Napoli as well as Lazio have also shown interest in the player joining a host of European clubs.

These are include Premie League outfit West Ham, La Liga side Atletico Madrid as well as the reigning Europa League champions, Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, the report continues.

However, Inter have preferential treatment due to having already agreed an €18 million evaluation of Retegui with his current club, Argentinian Tigre, a club they have an excellent relationship with.

This after a successful previous negotiation of Facundo Colidio, who is currently on loan at Tigre until the end of this coming June.

However, reports in the Italian media have stated that Facundo Colidio could be included in a deal plus cash deal to bring Retegui to Inter with Colidio going the opposite way to Tigre.

Tigre To Exercise Option To Buy Retegui From Boca Juniors

Retegui joined Tigre on loan in February 2022 from Boca Juniors until the end of December 2023 with an option to buy 50% of the rights to the player for €2.1 million.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, this is something Tigre intend to do with a further term in the deal giving Tigre the right to decide where to sell the player to and for how much.

This essentially sidelines Boca Juniors to ‘only’ having a right to receiving 50% of the revenue generated from Retegui’s transfer but having no say in where and for how much he goes, the report concludes.