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Miranda could leave Inter Milan in the summer

Nerazzurri laying foundation for Brazilian’s exit.

FC Internazionale v SS Lazio- Coppa Italia
Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Joao Mranda of FC Internazionale during the Coppa Italia match between FC Internazionale and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 31, 2019 in Milan, Italy.
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With the summer arrival of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and the potential rise of Southampton loanee Cedric Soares, Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda could be set for a summer exit.

According to Calciomercato, the Nerazzurri are prepared to let Miranda leave the club during the summer transfer window.

Miranda joined Inter in 2015 from Atletico Madrid, but has since seen his playing time decrease with Cedric’s arrival and Henrique Dalbert also returning to full health.

Inter received offers for Miranda during the January window, but those were dismissed as they were all loan deals with options of purchase. The club would be more interested in selling Miranda outright.

Additionally, Inter could see the return of Alessandro Bastoni from his loan at Parma, a possible resurgence of Andrea Ranocchia, as well as the potential of bringing back Andrew Gravillon from his loan spell at Pescara.

Adding all of those pieces together would leave even less time on the pitch for Miranda.

The biggest challenge moving forward will be to find the right deal where Miranda goes to a team he wants to go to and Inter are able to recoup some of the money paid for him back in 2015.

Inter initially pald €4 million in loan fees to Atletico Madrid and a subsequent €9 million transfer fee to make the signing permanent in 2016.

Miranda started his career in Brazil with Cortiba before being sold to FC Sochaux. From there, he was loaned to Sao Paulo, then sold to the Brazilian club In 2007. In 2011, he moved from Brazil to Spain with Atletico where he stayed until 2016.

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