After taking Edin Dzeko from Roma last week, Inter has turned its attention to the second half of the Eternal City to further reinforce its attacking department. The Nerazzurri announced the signing of Joaquin Correa on a contract until 2025. The deal is a loan with an obligation to buy and reportedly adds up to a €30 million fee.
MILAN – FC Internazionale Milano is delighted to confirm the signing of Joaquin Correa. The 27-year-old has joined the club from Lazio on an initial loan with an obligation to make the transfer permanent.
The Argentine forward has penned a contract with the Nerazzurri that runs until 30 June 2025.
Simone Inzaghi specifically asked for Correa after Romelu Lukaku was sold to Chelsea and it’s generally a good rule of thumb to back up a coach in the transfer market (Roberto Mancini says hello). Correa made 116 appearances under Inzaghi at Lazio and notched 30 goals and 19 assists. The 27-year-old has been at Lazio for three seasons since a €14 million move from Sevilla. Correa was at his statistical best in the 2019/20 season with 9 goals and four assists but he was only a goal short of similar heights last year. Though he won’t bang in goals left and right, the Argentine offers Inter dribbling skills and directness no one else can provide. Correa is already familiar with Inzaghi’s system and will be an immediate contributor. The €30 million price might feel a little steep considering how much Lazio paid for him but he’s a proven Serie A commodity and wanted by Inzaghi. Once Correa can gel with his new teammates (he’s already familiar with Lautaro from the Argentine national team), his quality on the ball will add another dimension to Inter’s attack.
Correa gets past Tomori to score his second goal against AC Milan pic.twitter.com/RJffRve1Bx— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 26, 2021
Correa could be available for selection as soon as this Friday when Inter takes on Hellas Verona.