Inter Milan have been reportedly offered the services of Alex Meret, but Napoli have a trick up their sleeve.
The 26-year-old is an Italian international goalkeeper who has been plying his trade at the Maradona Stadium since making the move from Udinese in 2019.
The custodian has cemented himself as a stalwart in the Southern Italian city. However, his current deal expires at the end of the season, raising questions over his future.
Therefore, Sport Mediaset claimed that the Udine native was proposed to Inter.
The Nerazzurri have pulled off several free transfers over the previous years. They poached the likes of Marcus Thuram and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Therefore, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta would consider a swoop for Meret if the latter frees himself from his Napoli contract.
Nevertheless, Il Mattino believes this move remains unlikely at this point.
As the source explains, the goalkeeper’s contract includes an automatic renewal clause in the club’s favor.
Therefore, the report expects Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to trigger this clause, thus securing the services of the 26-year-old until 2025.
Napoli Will Automatically Renew The Contract Of Alex Meret To Fend Off Inter Milan
Meret has been a regular starter at the Maradona Stadium for several years. But he received criticism for his most recent display against Real Madrid, especially for failing to stop the Spaniard’s third goal.
For their part, Inter revamped the whole goalkeeping department in the summer after parting ways with Samir Handanovic, Andre Onana and Alex Cordaz.
Yann Sommer has now cemented himself as the ultimate first choice in Simone Inzaghi’s formation. His backups are Emil Audero and Raffaele Di Gennaro.