Monza midfielder Andrea Colpani is very much a player on Inter Milan’s radar for next summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
One long-term target that Inter are still searching for in the transfer market is a “sixth” midfielder.
During the summer, the Nerazzurri had looked close to securing the signature of Udinese’s Lazar Samardzic.
That deal broke down in controversial circumstances.
This led to Inter instead investing in Benjamin Pavard in defense. And for the midfield, they brought back Stefano Sensi and signed Davy Klaassen as shorter-term options.
But Inter’s attempt to sign Samardzic made clear the kind of profile that the club are after.
The Nerazzurri want a left-sided box-to-box midfielder. And the idea is to sign a player with creative and goalscoring abilities from midfield.
Moreover, Inter want a young player.
Whilst the experienced Klaassen was brought in to plug a gap, Inter want to eventually sign a midfielder who has the prospects to grow into the team, from a rotation option to a starting-quality player.
Monza Breakout Star Andrea Colpani An Inter Target For Next Summer
Colpani is very much a player who checks these boxes for Inter.
The 24-year-old has been Monza’s outstanding player at the start of this season.
Last campaign was one with signs of future promise for the former Atalanta midfielder. This time around he is a key man for the Brianzoli.
So far Colpani has chipped in with five goals in Serie A.
This is a testament to the 24-year-old’s ability to make attacking runs and his composure in the penalty area.
Moreover, Colpani also provides plenty of creativity from midfield.
The Corriere note that an Italy call-up is almost certainly not far away for Colpani.
And from there, the Monza midfielder should be on the market in the not-too-distant future.
The Corriere report that Inter are one of the main teams interested in signing the Italian.
For one thing, Nerazzurri defender Alessandro Bastoni would be a “sponsor” for Colpani. The pair have a friendship from their time together at Atalanta.
Then, there is the fact that Inter are aiming to sign more young Italian players.
Also key is the fact that the Nerazzurri have good relationships with both Monza and with Colpani’s agent.
Inter agreed a deal with the Brianzoli to sign Carlos Augusto over the summer. That’s not the first piece of business that the two clubs have done.
And agent Tullio Tinti is another man who the Nerazzurri have worked with fairly extensively over the past few years.
Tinti represents Inter coach Simone Inzaghi among others. And Colpani is another of Tinti’s clients.