Inter Milan owned Torino wingback Valentino Lazaro has suffered a thigh injury that will rule him out of this weekend’s Serie A clash with his parent club.
This according to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Granata nevertheless want to sign the Austrian on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
Currently, Lazaro is at Torino until the end of the season.
Ironically, the Granata’s final match of the season is against Lazaro’s parent club the Nerazzurri. However, Tuttosport report, the 27-year-old will not be able to play in that match.
According to Tuttosport, the problem is an injury to Lazaro’s right thigh. More specifically, the former Hertha Berlin man has picked up a strain in the adductor muscles of his right leg.
Torino Still Want To Sign Valentino Lazaro Permanently
Tuttosport report that the injury changes little about Torino’s strategy regarding Lazaro. The Piedmontese club are keen to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
However, Torino do not want to pay the full €6 million fee specified by the purchase option in Lazaro’s loan deal. Accordingly, they will have to negotiate a discount with Inter.
Torino are the fourth club who Lazaro has been on loan with since joining Inter from Hertha in the summer of 2019.
In the second half of his first season at the Nerazzurri, Lazaro went out on loan to Newcastle United.
Then, the Austrian returned to the Bundesliga to play for Borussia Monchengladbach. Last season, Lazaro played on loan for Benfica.
Now, it looks as though Lazaro could finally make the move away from Inter for good.
However, the 27-year-old will not have the chance to play against the Nerazzurri next weekend due to an injury.