Inter Milan will pay Genoa a total fee of around 15.5 million to sign goalkeeper Josep Martinez.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, via FCInterNews. He reports that the Spaniard will cost an initial fee of 13.5 million, plus 2.5 million in add-ons.

Inter and Genoa are rapidly approaching the finish line in talks for keeper Martinez.

The Nerazzurri are bringing the 26-year-old former RB Leipzig and Las Palmas keeper in with the intention of making him their long-term starting goalkeeper.

Inter had scouted a number of other profiles for the role.

The Nerazzurri had initially been looking to sign Athletico Paranaense’s Bento.

Inter also eyed up Udinese’s Maduka Okoye and Lazio’s Christos Mandas from within Serie A. And Villarreal keeper Filip Jorgensen is another player whose agent they contact.

However, it is Martinez who the Nerazzurri will be signing.

Over the last couple of weeks, Inter and Genoa have been negotiating a transfer of the Spain international.

Initially, the two clubs discussed a possible player-plus-cash deal. Attacking midfielder Gaetano Oristanio was the player the Grifone were looking to bring in.

However, Venezia’s interest in Oristanio held up those talks. Therefore, Inter and Genoa changed tracks to negotiate a straight cash fee for Martinez.

Inter Milan To Pay Genoa 13.5M + 2M In Add-Ons For Josep Martinez

And over the last couple of days, Inter and Genoa have been ironing out the details on a cash deal for Martinez.

Di Marzio reports that the two clubs have reached a full agreement on the fee that Inter will pay for the Spaniard.

The Sky Italia transfer expert reports that the Nerazzurri will outlay an initial fee of 13.5 million to sign Martinez on a permanent deal.

Then, there will be a further 2 million in add-ons.

There will be no player joining Genoa from Inter as part of the deal for Martinez.

Genoa’s Sporting Director admitted earlier today that he sees Martinez as being worth more than 15 million. However, factors such as the player’s contract expiring at the end of June played a role.

Therefore, Inter and Genoa have arrived at 15.5 million as the total value of the deal.