Lazio captain Ciro Immobile had a real flirtation with Inter Milan last summer before deciding to stay at the Biancocelesti.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Immobile finally seems to have found his sense of place in the Italian capital again.
The 33-year-old has started scoring goals again, with his strike in a 3-1 win against Cagliari over the weekend his sixth of the season.
Immobile also seems to have regained the trust of the Biancocelesti faithful. He continues to have credibility not just as the capital club’s main man in front of goal, but also their captain and leader.
But a few months ago, things looked a lot different.
Immobile had not gotten this season off to a good start. There were a few niggling injuries, and a lack of form and goals from the Italian international.
And it was an uncertain summer that preceded this start to the campaign.
Ciro Immobile Flirted With Inter In The Summer
It was not a foregone conclusion that Immobile would remain at Lazio last summer.
There was a big money offer from the Saudi Pro League, which the former Torino, Borussia Dortmund, and Sevilla striker essentially rejected out of hand.
But there was a more tempting possibility within Serie A.
The Corriere note that just as Immobile was reflecting on his future, the relationship between Inter and Romelu Lukaku was shattered.
That left the Nerazzurri scrambling to sign a striker.
And Immobile would certainly have represented an interesting option in this respect.
The veteran forward has plenty of experience playing under Inter coach Simone Inzaghi at Lazio.
And Immobile himself would have seriously considered the move, the Corriere report. It would have allowed the 33-year-old to stay in the Italian top flight, and compete for trophy playing under a coach that he knows and trusts.
But in the end, the newspaper notes, the move never materialized. Immobile made the decision to stay at Lazio for at least one more season.