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Stiffer Competition For Inter Milan Target As Another Serie A Side Join The Race

Written By Onyeka Daniel

Despite winning the Serie A title recently, Inter Milan coach, Simone Inzaghi has called for reinforcements in the coming summer transfer window and already, the club is considering several names that they’ve added to their transfer list and one of such name is Iceland forward, Albert Gudmundsson.

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The Genoa man is also attracting interest from Juventus and some Premier League clubs, but it looks like the competition just got thicker. Napoli have decisively entered the race for Gudmundsson, according to a report from Italy.

The 26-year-old seems destined for the jump to a top club in the summer after his impressive season under Alberto Gilardino in Liguria, scoring 16 goals and providing four assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.


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Gudmundsson has attracted serious attention from Inter, Juventus and Tottenham, with the latter possibly holding a slight edge due to the Genoa forward’s desire to play in the Premier League one day, something he recently admitted to The Telegraph.

As reported by Daniele Longo, Napoli have decided to decisively enter the race for Gudmundsson and could send in an official offer to Genoa in the coming days, wanting to beat Inter, Juventus and Tottenham to the Icelandic forward.

The Ligurian outfit are open to letting him leave in the summer and want at least €35m for the 26-year-old, who feels ready to make the step up in his career. The Neapolitean club are still reeling from a disastrous campaign almost one year after winning the Serie A title and they fave the real possibility of not qualifying for Europe.

This is why they’re ready to flex their muscles as they look to make sweeping changes at the club. They’ve already made a move for Torino’s Alessandro Buongiorno and it looks like they are not stopping there either.

So, Inter Milan will have to move quickly too, if they hope to secure Gudmundsson for their manager ahead of the 2024-25 season where they will look to defend their Scudetto, perform better in Europe, play in the FIFA club world Cup tournament and also the Supercoppa Italiana mini-tournament in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile…

All 20 Serie A clubs voted against the introduction of a new reform that would allow the Government to track their financial health status via a newly-formed agency. There is already an entity that does this, the COVISOC, which can best be described as a sort of consumer protection association.

It is an autonomous body, but the members are appointed by the FIGC and CONI sporting entities. The proposal from Minister for Sport Andrea Abodi would set up a new Government-run commission to invigilate the finances of clubs.

Every summer, clubs must pass a series of financial stress tests before they are allowed to register for the new season, as this avoids the risk of anyone going bankrupt during the course of the campaign.

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This new Government-run entity would not just cover football clubs, but other sports including basketball and volleyball. Football in particular is very much against this idea and the Lega Serie A released a statement following an emergency meeting.

“Although maintaining the commitment to improve the economic sustainability and transparency of checks in Italian football, the clubs voted unanimously against the proposal to set up a Government agency to invigilate the financial status of professional football clubs, reiterating the importance of autonomy of sport from politics.“

All the clubs also reiterated the necessity to work towards full autonomy of the Lega Serie A within the sporting organisation.” Serie A are pushing to set up a Premier League-style breakaway division that is separate from the FIGC, hoping it will enable the clubs to vastly increase revenue.

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