Now-former Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is pushing to bring star midfielder Luis Alberto to Inter Milan, according to a report from the Italian-based outlet Il Messaggero.
Inter remains in deep concern over Christian Eriksen’s on-field cardiac arrest during the Denmark and Finland Euro 2020 fixture. There are now some internal talks among Inter officials about whether the Danish star will be able to feature with the reigning Serie A champions next season.
Amid this uncertainty, Inzaghi has reached out to Alberto to inquire on whether he would be interested in joining him at Inter to occupy an attacking midfielder role with the team next season.
Alberto apparently “dreams” of playing under Inzaghi at the Nerazzurri. More so, the Spaniard is also leaning towards leaving Lazio due to the possibility that new manager Maurizio Sarri will play him as a deep-lying playmaker next season, the report added.
The one major roadblock in this possible blockbuster transfer move is Lazio president Claudio Lotito. The Biancocelesti boss remains displeased with how Inzaghi left for Inter, especially after he stalled on contract extension talks for months.
More so, Lotito has also reportedly promised Sarri that the club will keep Alberto past the upcoming summer transfer window.
In the case that Alberto pushes Lazio to allow him to leave for Inter, the Biancocelesti president plans to set a €60 million price demand for the midfielder, which may be an offer that Nerazzurri officials would not even entertain due to its current uncertain financial situation.
For now, Alberto remains in Lazio’s plans for next season, but this all could change fairly quickly in the coming weeks.