Basel aren’t going to sign young Inter Milan striker Darian Males on a permanent basis, but Stuttgart are thinking of a move.
This according to German-speaking Swiss news outlet Blick, via FCInter1908.
Swiss youth international striker Males has been on loan at Basel for the past two and a half seasons.
The Nerazzurri-owned striker initially joined the Swiss giants during the January transfer window of the 2020-21 season. Then, in the summer of 2021, he returned to Basel on loan once again.
The Swiss Super League club signed Males on a two-year loan deal at the time. The loan deal contained a purchase option for Basel to sign Males on a permanent basis for €5 million.
However, Blick report, the Swiss giants will decline that option. They do not want to sign Males permanently for that fee and will instead send him back to the Nerazzurri.
Males, who joined Inter from Luzern in 2019, hardly has a place in the Nerazzurri’s plans. Therefore, Inter will have to try and move the 22-year-old on.
Basel Won’t Exercise Purchase Option For Inter Striker Darian Males But Stuttgart Interested
Males’s current contract with Inter runs out at the end of next June. Therefore, the Nerazzurri will have to sell him permanently if they’re to recoup a fee for him.
According to Blick, there is interest in signing Males from the Bundesliga.
The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with the Swiss Under-21 national team at the Under-21 Euros. Blick report that Stuttgart Technical Director Christian Gentner.
Males has made a total of 89 appearances for Basel across all competitions over the last two and a half seasons. He has scored seventeen goals in the process.
At the Under-21 Euros, Males has come off the bench in both of Switzerland’s group stage matches so far. They have lost 3-2 to Italy and beaten Norway 2-1.