Should Marseille not sign Joaquin Correa permanently this summer, he could become part of Inter Milan’s squad next season.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.

Correa joined Marseille from Inter last summer.

The 29-year-old former Lazio and Sevilla forward joined on an initial loan deal.

However, the loan contains a potential obligation for Marseille to sign Correa on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Qualification for the Champions League next season would trigger that option.

Marseille have no intention of signing Correa from Inter on a permanent basis.

The Argentine has not featured regularly for the Ligue 1 side this season. He has zero goals or assists in the league.

If anything, Correa’s form with Marseille has been even worse than it was at Inter.

The 29-year-old never really lived up to expectations across two seasons at the Nerazzurri.

So Marseille would undoubtedly be signing a player they don’t really want to if they do qualify for the Champions League.

Marseille Flop Joaquin Correa Could Re-Join Inter Squad Next Season

Ligue 1 is certainly not a realistic route for Marseille to qualify for next season’s Champions League, given their place in the table.

However, the French side are still alive in the Europa League.

Marseille face Atalanta in the semifinal stage of that competition this coming week.

Were Marseille to win the Europa League, then they would still have to sign Correa on a permanent basis for 10 million.

But on the other hand, if Marseille do not qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, then he would return to Inter.

The Nerazzurri would then have a decision to make about Correa’s future.

And according to Tuttosport, it would not be at all out of the question that Inter would simply reintegrate Correa into the squad.

The former Lazio forward could be the “fifth” striker in the depth chart for next season.