Inter Milan are considering a move to sign defender Ricardo Rodriguez on a free transfer.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio. He reports on his homepage that the 31-year-old Swiss international is among the Nerazzurri’s defensive targets.

Inter are set to make a signing in defense.

And the Nerazzurri have a specific profile in mind. They want to sign a player who is capable of playing on the left of a back three.

Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio admitted that this is the club’s strategy.

The reason for this is that the Nerazzurri want to use Carlos Augusto exclusively as a wingback to cover for the injury to Tajon Buchanan.

The Canadian will miss the first few months of next season.

And Augusto had played at both wingback and in the back three last season. He had been a regular backup option to Alessandro Bastoni on the left of the defensive line.

Therefore, with the Brazilian tied up on the flank, Inter are aiming to have more cover on the left of the back three.

Inter Milan Consider A Move For Ricardo Rodriguez On A Free Transfer

According to Sky transfer expert Di Marzio, former AC Milan, Wolfsburg, and Torino defender Rodriguez is among the defenders Inter are looking at.

The 31-year-old has been played on the left of a back three for Torino for several seasons.

Furthermore, Rodriguez is available on a free transfer. The Swiss international’s contract with the Granata ran out at the end of last month.

Therefore, Inter could sign Rodriguez without having to spend much.

This would certainly be in line with the Nerazzurri’s transfer strategy. They have made a number of high profile free transfer signings in recent seasons.

Rodriguez spent the past four seasons with Torino. He also started for Switzerland throughout the Euros, including in the quarterfinal against England.