Inter Milan target Yann Sommer can boast one of the most impressive penalty-saving records in Europe.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 34-year-old Swiss international has either saved or otherwise prevented nearly a quarter of the penalties he’s faced for club and country.

Inter looked to have lined up Sommer as one of their replacements for Andre Onana and Samir Handanovic.

The Nerazzurri have been advancing in talks for the 34-year-old Swiss international. The player is ready to sign a four-year deal, and Bayern are very much open to the deal.

The fact that Bayern captain Manuel Neuer’s recovery from injury has been delayed longer than expected presented a slight hitch.

However, the German are in any event going after Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili. As they firm up their pursuit of the German, they will happily wrap up talks with Inter for Sommer.

Revealed – Inter Milan Target Yann Sommer’s Excellent Penalty Record

There are plenty of reasons why Inter would seem to want a player like Sommer.

The 34-year-old’s experience and reliability are certainly chief among them.

The Swiss former Borussia Moncehngladbach veteran has developed an excellent reputation in terms of his shot-stopping. This is certainly the case in terms of efforts from open play.

However, the Bayern veteran’s record when facing efforts from the spot is also a major added bonus.

As Tuttosport, Sommer has faced a total of 102 penalties across the course of his career.

And during that time, he has either saved, or seen the penalty-taker miss, 25 out of them.

That gives the Bayern man a record of nearly one out of every four penalties saved or otherwise prevented – this is quite an outstanding record.

Sommer was the penalty shootout hero for France at EURO 2020, a tournament he was outstanding throughout.

Moreover, the Swiss international saved penalties from Italy midfielder Jorginho in both of the decisive World Cup qualifiers that the Azzurrri drew as they missed out on the plane to Qatar.