Bologna coach Thiago Motta is happy to be bringing Inter Milan midfielder Giovanni Fabbian this summer.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of tomorrow evening’s Serie A clash with AC Milan, as reported by FCInterNews, the Rossoblu coach reacted to Fabbian’s imminent arrival as well as to the sale of striker Marko Arnautovic to the Nerazzurri.

Young Inter midfielder Fabbian is very close to making the switch to Bologna for next season.

The 20-year-old had looked close to making the move to Udinese earlier in the window. However, the collapse of Lazar Samardzic‘s move to Inter meant that Fabbian’s transfer the other way also fell through.

Meanwhile, all of Lecce, Salernitana, Genoa, and Empoli have shown interest in Fabbian’s signature.

However, it is Bologna who will complete a deal to sign the midfielder.

The Emilians will reportedly pay Inter around €5 million to bring the 20-year-old. And the Nerazzurri will reportedly have a buyback option worth around €12 million.

Thiago Motta Reacts To Imminent Giovanni Fabbian Signing At Bologna

“He’ll join the midfielders that we already have,” Motta said. “I’m happy to bring him in.”

“He had a good season last time around,” Motta said of Fabbian.

Last season, the Italian Under-21 midfielder played for Serie B side Reggina on loan.

He was named as the Calabrian club’s best player of the season.

“He’s a great guy who wants to work and improve,” the Bologna coach said of Fabbian. “He wants to compete with the other midfielders here, and also to help his teammates out against other teams.”

Motta said of Fabbian that “We need a player like him. He knows how to score, and he can give us a lot.”

And of the departure of Marko Arnuaotic, who joined Inter, Motta was not phased.

“With or without him, our style of play will stay the same,” he said of the Austrian.