Inter Milan and Juventus are reportedly preparing a summer onslaught for Genoa’s talismanic star Albert Gudmundsson.
Until the last hours of the January transfer session, Fiorentina were desperately trying to sign the 26-year-old, explains La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInter1908.
But while the Viola were offering 20 million euros, the Grifone deemed it insufficient.
Genoa currently value their prized asset at 30 million euros, a figure that could continue to rise between now and the end of the season.
Therefore, the Ligurians are happy to keep the player at the Luigi Ferraris until June, boosting their chances of avoiding the drop to Serie B.
This season, Gudmundsson has been fundamental to the club’s success. He already has nine goals and two assists in Serie A.
But once the campaign is over, the pink newspaper expects a tug-of-war to ensue for the striker’s services.
Inter Milan & Juventus Could Clash Heads For Genoa Star Albert Gudmundsson
Inter are reportedly keeping an eye on the situation and pondering a move for the Iceland international.
The same goes for Juventus who are yet to make a concrete move due to the lack of funds. However, the situation could differ in July, which could spark a bidding war for the Genoa star.
However, the source believes that Inter may have to offer a sacrificial lamb by selling one of their own players if they wish to raise funds for this operation.
This has been the case at the club in recent years, with the management having to finance the market by selling some of their most valuable stars.
As for Genoa, they’ll be set to record a major windfall from a player that only cost them 1.2 million euros a couple of years ago.