In terms of Inter Milan’s midfield, there is certainly little doubt that the Nerazzurri need help. It is likely, or at least it should be, that Inter management will make the midfield a top priority in the summer.
With that in mind, a new name has been linked with a possible move to the Giuseppe Meazza in the off-season.
Inter are reportedly interested in Everton midfielder Andre Gomes, according to Catalan media outlet, Sport. The outlet suggested that Inter have made preliminary overtures to Gomes’ representatives.
Gomes is currently on loan with Everton and it is thought that the Toffies would like to make the move permanent and are willing to pay €25 million to make that happen.
However, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta had an interest in Gomes when the former held a leadership position at Juventus.
Now, because Gomes has seemed to impress in England, it could be considered that Gomes would be a solid addition to the likes of Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino in Inter’s midfield.
Currently, the Nerazzurri are shuffling between Brozovic, Vecino, Radja Nainggolan, Joao Mario and others in a midfield that is anything but solid.
This season for Everton, Gomes has made 23 appearances, scoring once and adding an assist. According to WhoScored.com, Gomes has a pass accuracy of 84.4 percent since joining Everton.
But, in order to potentially pry Gomes away from a permanent move to England, Inter will have to reach Champions League qualification to entice the Portugal international to make the switch. Making that qualification would also help financially for Inter to make such a move.
Without it, and it is likely that Gomes would stay at Everton as there would be little to encourage a move to Italy.
Everton, on the other hand, have little to no chance of qualifying for European football next season as they currently sit 11th in the Premier League, 20 points back of Arsenal who hold the fourth and final Champions League spot in the league.
Entering the international break, Inter Milan sit third in Serie A following a 3-2 win over rivals AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina last weekend. That puts them two points up on Milan and five up on AS Roma as the Nerazzurri enter a critical part of their schedule.
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