Porto striker Mehdi Taremi will reportedly acquire Portuguese citizenship ahead of his summer move to Inter Milan.

The Nerazzurri already have an agreement in hand with the 31-year-old and his entourage over a summer transfer.

The bomber will see out his contract with Porto before signing for the Italian giants on a free transfer in July.

Taremi was born and raised in Iran and has been representing the country’s first team since 2015. He scored 46 goals in 85 international caps thus far.

But as O Jogo (via FcInterNews) explains, the striker will soon obtain a Portuguese passport.

This is delightful news for Inter, as they no longer have to waste a non-EU spot on Taremi.

According to the rules, the club can only sign a limited number of non-European players during the campaign.

So with Taremi becoming a Portuguese citizen, he will be able to join the Nerazzurri as a European player, allowing the club to save its non-EU slots for other possible signings.

The Iranian bomber has been plying his trade in Portugal since 2019 when he signed for Rio Ave.

He only spent one year at the club before making a massive career step up by joining Porto.

Inter Milan Will Be Able To Register Mehdi Taremi As A European Player

The 31-year-old established himself as a key figure in Sergio Concecao’s starting lineup almost immediately.

However, he has found playing time hard to come by recently, particularly since returning from the Asian Cup in January. Some sources believe Taremi is paying the price for his choice to leave Porto in favor of a move to Inter.

This season, the striker has contributed with six goals and four assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.