Inter Milan could sign Monza wingback Carlos Augusto this summer, but only if Robin Gosens departs.
This according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.com, who report that the Brianzoli want €20 million for the Brazilian, but that Inter could meet that asking price if they are to sell Gosens.
Augusto had an outstanding 2022-23 season, his and Monza’s first in Serie A.
The 24-year-old played a key role in the Lombard team achieving a strong midtable finish in their first season in the top flight.
Augusto scored six goals and assisted an additional five over the course of the campaign.
According to CM, Monza have accepted the possibility that they may well cash in on Augusto this summer. The rising interest from big clubs has made this the case.
However, the Brianzoli have also resolved not to sell the wingback for less than €20 million.
And there is only one way for Inter to pay that amount – by selling Gosens.
Selling Robin Gosens Would Be Crucial To Inter Signing Carlos Augusto
Gosens is current a player whose future looks up in the air.
Last season, the former Atalanta man never really nailed down a starting place for himself at Inter.
Towards the final months of the campaign, Gosens did regularly start matches, alternating with Federico Dimarco on the left. However, in the most important matches it was virtually always the Italian who got the nod.
For Gosens, playing time will be the priority for next season. The German wants to stake his claim with the German national team.
At the World Cup, Gosens missed out from Die Mannschaft’s squad. This came after he had been behind Dimarco, and before that, Ivan Perisic in the pecking order at Inter.
Reportedly, the German could be willing to stay at Inter. But only if he is to play regularly. Otherwise, a move to the Bundesliga could be on the card for the 28-year-old.
In any event, CM report, Inter could do a deal with Wolfsburg for Gosens on the basis of a loan with a mandatory purchase obligation worth €15 million.