Young Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili is the favourite to replace Man United target Andre Onana at Inter Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
An Andre Onana departure from Inter is looking increasingly likely for this summer.
Manchester United are pushing to sign the 27-year-old. The Red Devils would be prepared to make a massive money to sign Onana just one season after he joined Inter on a free transfer.
With Inter now aware of the very real possibility that Onana will leave, securing a replacement is a priority.
A major hitch in the Nerazzurri’s succession plan for the Cameroonian has already emerged. Empoli star Guglielmo Vicario had been Inter’s top target to take Onana’s place.
However, the 26-year-old now on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur.
As such, Inter will have to change their plans. If they are to accept an offer for Onana, the Nerazzurri must cast their net somewhere else to sign a replacement.
Inter Line Up Giorgi Mamardashvili To Replace Andre Onana
According to the Corriere, Inter already know who they want to sign to replace Onana. Valencia starket Mamardashvili is foremost among their targets.
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.
Inter are now waiting to see whether United or any other club make the decisive push to sign Onana.
Should the Cameroonian leave, the Nerazzurri will move for Mamardashvili to replace him.