Inter-linked Tigre and Italy striker Mateo Retegui does not hide the fact that a move to a club in Europe could soon be on the cards for him.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the 23-year-old noted that his father and the Tigre club directors are the ones sorting out his future amid links to clubs in Serie A and around Europe.

The race to sign Retegui this summer appears to have officially begun.

The successful debut with the Italian national team, in which the striker scored two goals in two matches in his first two caps during the international break, looks to have proven decisively that he is ready for a big move.

It has been reported that Inter are the club in pole position for the 23-year-old’s signature.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Eintracht Frankfurt are also very keen even if it is the Nerazzurri who are in a stronger position to sign Retegui.

Meanwhile, Lazio are also ready to join the crowded field of teams interested in bringing in the 23-year-old during the upcoming transfer window, including Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Udinese, and Atalanta.

Then there are Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace in the Premier League, also lurking in the background with an interest in making a move for Retegui.

From the player’s perspective, he is happy with the links to a move to a big European club, and he feels that it would be an honour to make such a switch.

Asked whether he thinks a move could be on the cards, Retegui replied “Yes, [Tigre] President Melarana said that when it gets to July, I will probably be sold.”

“I like the idea a lot,” he said, “it’s a dream for all footballers, all the best players play in Europe.”

And of links to Inter, the 23-year-old made clear that “I don’t really know anything about that, it’s my dad [also his agent] who’s taking care of all that.”

“For now, I’m just focused on Tigre,” Retegui added.