The preferred position of defender Yann Bisseck could have a significant impact on how Inter Milan approach the transfer market.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who suggest that the Nerazzurri could make the decision to sign either a left-sided or right-sided defender based on where Bisseck is likely to play most of his football.

Inter have completed the signing of Bisseck from Aarhus, and the German’s versatility is reportedly one of the major reasons that they decided to go for him.

On the one hand, the 22-year-old can deputize for Alessandro Bastoni. During the season just gone the 24-year-old has had no real deputy in the squad.

Either Francesco Acerbi has shifted to the left or Federico Dimarco has moved into defense when Bastoni has been out.

Now the Nerazzurri will have a true backup for Bastoni. Bisseck is used to playing on the left of a back three despite being right-footed.

But Bisseck’s natural right-footedness could instead mean that he is primarily the backup for Matteo Darmian on the right.

Yann Bisseck’s Position Could Alter Inter Milan’s Transfer Strategy

On the right of defense, the departures of Milan Skriniar and Danilo D’Ambrosio has left Inter with only Darmian as a natural option.

Even then, the 33-year-old only converted to the position last season. This was an emergency measure after Skriniar missed a few months with a back injury.

However, Darmian excelled in the position to such a degree that he will mainly play there next season.

That still leaves Inter having to replace Skriniar. The Nerazzurri will not be keen to head into next season with just five defenders in the squad.

However, if Inter and Simone Inzaghi feels Bisseck can play on the right, that could alter their thinking. The German, along with Darmian, could hold down the fort on the right.

Then, the Nerazzurri would be less beholden to finding a right-sided player to bolster the defensive depth,

Inter have already missed out on Cesar Azpilicueta, and a move for Atalanta’s Rafael Toloi won’t be straightforward.

As such, Inter could instead shift their focus to a profile more suitable for the left side of defense. Toloi’s Atalanta teammate Jose Luis Palomino would be one name, but far from the only one.