Leeds United were linked with a move for Inter Milan attacker Joaquin Correa in the summer after a tricky start to his Nerazzurri spell – and now, Italian outlet CMW claim Inter are willing to sell the Argentina star for a bargain £17m fee.
Correa, 28, joined Inter Milan from Lazio in the summer of 2021 – initially on loan, before a move was made permanent last summer. It came after having a hand in 48 goal involvements in 117 games for the Serie A side, scoring 30 goals.
Inter, who had just hired Simone Inzaghi as manager from Lazio to replace Antonio Conte, paid £26million to sign Correa. But after 18 months at Inter, he is looking for a new club. He has scored just nine goals in 54 Inter appearances.
The 19-time Argentina star has only started 20 of his 54 games. Now, CMW report that Inter are willing to cash in on a number of players. Indeed, Correa is one of five Inter are set to offload. They are willing to take a £9million hit on him.
Leeds linked with Correa: Inter willing to sell for £17m
Italian site Gazzetta Dello Sport claimed that Leeds were interested in signing Correa in the summer. That is despite Inter having just bought Correa permanently, after his initial one-year loan. Nothing materialised, Correa has remained.
But now, with Inter keen to offload and are willing to do a deal on the cheaper side, it might put Leeds on red alert. Certainly, Leeds need a player that can up front – but one that can also play in other positions. Like a Cody Gakpo.
Indeed, Leeds need a striker to replace Patrick Bamford and supply cover to Rodrigo. But when Bamford is back, that player cannot simply sit on the bench as cover – or limit Bamford to the same fate. That is where the versatility is key.
It would allow a potential signing to still remain an important part of the team. As a striker, a 10 or out wide. Correa can do it all. Starring at Lazio as a second striker, he can also play as a nine or either flank. A bargain then, at £17m.