Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi wants the club to sign left-back Adrien Truffert from Rennes, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Nerazzurri are searching for a left-wing-back to replace Robin Gosens, and Simone wants Truffert. He likes his profile and is urging his club to move for him.
Inter will reportedly contact Truffert’s entourage to signal intent and then open talks with his club.
Federico Dimarco has exploded this season following Ivan Perisic’s departure. He has been one of Inter’s best performers this season from left-wing-back.
By contrast, Robin Gosens has been disappointing since joining Inter. He has made 18 appearances this season and netted just two goals, despite usually being one of the most productive wing-backs in Europe.
OGC Nice are reportedly pushing to take Gosens on loan, opening a space in the Inter squad for a new arrival.
Truffert is also a solid passer of the ball, playing 3.42 progressive passes per 90. He is in the 69th percentile for full-backs in Europe’s top five leagues.
Despite Inter baulking at his €25 million price, the club are encouraged by Truffert’s charisma, drive and adaptability to Inzaghi’s methods.
Inter will try to get Rennes to accept an initial loan deal and then purchase him outright a year later, an increasingly popular formula in Italy.
Fulham’s Antonee Robinson is a back-up option for Inter if they fail to land Truffert. The United States international is currently with his national team at the World Cup.
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