Speaking in an interview with The Italian Football Podcast yesterday, the Sportitalia journalist did not think that the 27-year-old Italian would be joining Simone Inzaghi at the Nerazzurri this summer.
I don’t think that a move to Inter is possible. For sure he is Inter’s first choice but this summer Lotito considers him very expensive. I think Maurizio Sarri will give him a chance in another position.
Sarri transformed Cuadrado to a full back, he will try to do the same for Lazzari.
I think it is very difficult for Inter to sign Lazzari because of their economical problems but also because after everything that has happened I think Lotito would prefer to sell Lazzari to Roma than Inter.
The 27-year-old Lazzari, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2024, impressed last season in coach Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system, being a core part of the squad.
The former SPAL man made 32 Serie A appearances last season, for a total of 2620 minutes. In that time, he scored two goals and provided six assists.
Inter consider Lazzari to be a strong replacement for exciting wing-back Achraf Hakimi, who officially joined Paris Saint-Germain last week.
The Nerazzurri are in a tough position financially currently, which is why previous coach Antonio Conte left the club soon after lifting the Scudetto with the Milanese club.