Midfielder Davy Klaassen will make his first start for Inter Milan in this evening’s Serie A match away to Salernitana.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper also anticipate that Benjamin Pavard will return to the Nerazzurri starting eleven.
Midfielder Klaassen was Inter’s surprise final signing of the summer.
The Nerazzurri swooped in to sign the 30-year-old on a free transfer from Ajax.
Klaassen brings experience and versatility, having played a prominent role for Ajax across two separate spells as well as periods playing for Everton and Werder Bremen.
He has also made 41 appearances for the Dutch national team. The midfielder has scored ten goals for the Oranje.
Inter brought in Klaassen mainly in order to improve their attacking depth for the season. Whilst he is the seventh midfielder in the squad, frequent injuries to Stefano Sensi mean that the Nerazzurri felt Klaassen’s arrival was necessary.
So far, Klaassen has made one appearance in an Inter shirt.
The Dutchman came off the bench against Sassuolo on Wednesday, although he was unable to prevent Inter from suffering their first Serie A defeat of the season.
Davy Klaassen To Start For Inter Vs Salernitana – Pavard Also Back In The Lineup
This evening, Klaassen will do one better than coming off the bench.
The 30-year-old is set for his full debut for the Nerazzurri. He will be in the midfield trio alongside Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Davide Frattesi is currently out with an injury, and so will not feature.
And meanwhile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan will get a rest after starting every one of Inter’s matches so far.
And in defense, former Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard will start, the Corriere reports.
The Frenchman had played all ninety minutes of matches against Real Sociedad and Empoli.
However, Pavard did not feature against Sassuolo in Wednesday’s defeat. But he’ll get his place back this evening in Salerno.