MILAN – For next season, Inter got their hands on Dries Mertens. One-step agreement, according to some sources already reached, with the Belgian that has the contract with Naples expiring in June and that in a couple of months will be able to sign with any team that meets its demands. The Nerazzurri club was the quickest to move on him, to court him and at this point he should be considered on pole. Maybe something more. This is an operation of great technical value, because it would enrich the list available to Conte of a striker of undoubted value that in Italy for years marks a great deal, but very advantageous also from an economic point of view, because to put a player like Dries in organic without paying anything for the card allows you to allocate elsewhere (on the purchase of a great midfielder?) quite a few millions.
In May, Mertens will turn 33, but he is physically intact and has great motivations such as reaching 100 goals in Serie A (he is 88) and winning the Scudetto. This is why he said no to a transfer to China, where he was expected to receive a three-year contract worth 17 million (in total). Inter could be the team to succeed in the Italian campaign after failed attempts under Vesuvius.
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