Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario is the favourite over young Valencia star Giorgio Mamardashvili to replace Andre Onana at Inter Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri prefer the Italian international out of their two targets to replace Onana should the Chelsea-linked keeper leave.
Inter could find themselves having to replace Onana this summer.
Chelsea are reportedly keen to make a big push to sign the 27-year-old. Inter’s asking price for Onana will be very steep, but the Blues are prioritizing him and could present a suitable offer.
Accordingly, the Nerazzurri are preparing for this possibility by looking around at goalkeepers.
Inter Prefer Vicario Over Mamardashvili To Replace Onana
Empoli keeper Vicario has looked the favourite to replace Onana for some time.
Empoli coach Paolo Zanetti has admitted that the 26-year-old will likely depart from the Tuscan club this summer.
Vicario has proven to be a high-level Serie A keeper over the past couple seasons, and Inter would like to bring him in if Onana leaves.
However, Vicario is not the only keeper the Nerazzurri are looking at. Valencia man Mamardashvili is also on the Nerazzurri’s radar.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a real breakout season with Valencia during the campaign just gone.
In the prior season, his first after joining from Dynamo Tblisi, Mamardashvili had shared goalkeeping duties at Los Che with Jasper Cillessen and Jaume Domenech.
However, this time around, the Georgian has been the clear first-choice. He has started every one of Valencia’s 38 matches in the league.
Mamardashvili has earned a reputation as one of La Liga’s best goalkeepers based on the season just gone.
Chelsea themselves reportedly see Mamardashvili as an alternative to Onana to solve their goalkeeping issues.
Inter could move for the Georgian if Chelsea are to sign Onana. However, Vicario remains their first choice.