Inter eager to sign Italian youngster before interest in him increases
Inter are reportedly seeking to secure the signing of highly rated Italian forward Giacomo Raspadori from Sassuolo, before other clubs start to show interest in him.
According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are seriously interested in Raspadori, yet they know that his €20 million price tag could skyrocket if other clubs join the race to sign him.
Inter's main problem is that they need to sign players in other positions first, particularly a replacement for Achraf Hakimi, who is bound for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and so they cannot justify spending so much as €20 million on a striker that will not be first-choice.
Apart from Inter, Juventus and AC Milan have reportedly shown interest in the 21-year-old in recent weeks, who is currently with the Italian squad for Euro 2020.
While he has only featured in one game for Italy, Raspadori played relatively well in the 15 minutes that he got against Wales in the group stages, giving a good account of himself and why he has attracted the interest of some of Italy's top clubs.
Raspadori managed to score six goals and provide three assists for Sassuolo last season, with him getting 13 starts in Serie A, being rotated with the likes of Francesco Caputo and Gregoire Defrel.
A recent report from Tuttosport has also claimed that Inter are in talks with Sassuolo for Raspadori, and could be inclined to offer several Inter Primavera players in exchange for the 21-year-old Italian international.
Signing a striker also depends on the future of Lautaro Martinez, who has attracted the interest of several top clubs across Europe, as Inter would definitely use part of the funds generated from his sale to sign a striker if he is sold this summer.