Reports Inter clinch Asllani deal with Empoli

epa09892897 Udinese's Gerard Deulofeu (L) and Empoli's Kristjan Asllani in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match Udinese Calcio vs Empoli FC at the Friuli - Dacia Arena stadium in Udine, Italy, 16 April 2022. EPA-EFE/GABRIELE MENIS

Inter have done a deal for Empoli and Albania international Kristjan Asllani, on loan with option to buy with Martin Satriano as part of an exchange.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more, the basic terms were agreed between the clubs this afternoon.

Midfielder Asllani will make the move to Inter on loan for circa €4m with an option to buy for a further €10m at the end of the season.

There will also be a player making the loan switch to Empoli, believed to be striker Satriano, the 21-year-old Uruguayan currently on loan in France with Stade Brestois.

Satriano scored four goals in 15 Ligue 1 matches this season since the January transfer.

As for Asllani, he is still only 20 years old and yet already has four senior caps for Albania under his belt.

A product of the Empoli youth academy who pushed his way all the way through to the senior squad, the midfielder scored one Serie A goal and provided two assists in 26 senior matches this season.

He also participated in the UEFA Youth League for Empoli, scoring three in as many games.

Asllani is seen by Inter as the ideal back-up for Croatian Marcelo Brozovic.

7 Comments on “Reports Inter clinch Asllani deal with Empoli”

  1. Good to see Marotta focusing on younger players. With Bellanova and Bellanova being linked there is a good plan to mix the youth with the experience.

    Pathetic how the minnows of European football based in Turin are still chasing a 34 years young winger, and even he is having second thoughts. Cannot blame him as PhD Max will ask him to be a defender.

  2. It’s an obligation to buy, not an option.

    14m for a completely unproven player that will likely not get much playing time.

    Awful deal considering inters financial trouble.

  3. @azzkikr you properly might have said the same thing about barrela then. Why dont you wait and see before you conderm him

  4. No one is condemning him, but paying 14m for a player who only has 1300 minutes if serie a football under his feet is alot.

    Barella had played over 8000 serie a minutes when he joined, not comparable at all.

    A better comparison would be gagliardini, who was also very unproven and we all know how bad he turned out.

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