Italian journalist Michele Criscitiello believes that Udinese will end up forcing through a Lazar Samardzic move to Inter Milan.

Speaking on Italian broadcaster SportItalia, via FCInter1908, Criscitiello anticipated that the Friulani’s hard-nosed approach in negotiations will mean that the 21-year-old ends up joining the Nerazzurri even despite the circus of the past few days.

The focus of the past few days’ reporting on Samardzic has been on the impasse between Inter and the player’s entourage.

The Nerazzurri seem unable to reach any kind of agreement after rejecting new financial demands from the 21-year-old’s representatives.

It is clear how this impacts Inter. The Nerazzurri are missing out on a key transfer target to bolster their midfield.

However, Udinese face big ramifications of their own of a deal not going through.

Selling Samardzic has been a big financial boost for the Friulani and a component of their broader summer transfer strategy. If the deal does collapse, they will miss out on a significant windfall.

Criscitiello: Udinese Will Force Through Samardzic To Inter Deal

Therefore, whilst Inter have had no luck in patching things up with Samardzic’s entourage, Udinese will also try their luck.

The Friulani are aiming to get the deal back on track in talks with the player’s father. Reports suggest that Samardzic’s father has hired a different agent, who is in talks with Udinese.

These contacts have been ongoing since yesterday evening, reports suggest.

Therefore, Samardzic’s move to Inter may be contingent on Udinese succeeding where the Nerazzurri failed.

And for his part, Criscitiello believes that the Friulani will achieve their objective.

He notes that Udinese have a reputation for being stubborn in handling transfer situations. They will not tolerate a failure to sell Samardzic after negotiating a deal with Inter.

Therefore, the Friulani could simply press the negotiations with the Serb’s entourage until they get what they want.

Subsequently, Udinese have made clear to Samardzic personally that he doesn’t have a place in their plans next season. It’s Inter or nothing, from their perspective.

Now, Criscitiello anticipates, they’ll do the dirty work and convince the player’s entourage.