According to multiple reports, Luciano Spalletti could be welcoming a new defender to his Inter side as a deal for Benfica’s Lisandro Lopez nears.
Entering the current campaign, it was clear the Nerazzurri lacked depth in the back, even with the tremendous addition of Milan Skriniar. Recently, the Italian club has been conceding more than they had been all season long, and after Luciano Spalletti lashed out to the media last week saying “even my 80-year old mother knows Inter are lacking a central defender,” it appears as though he could be seeing a much needed reinforcement arrive from Portugal.
The latest from SportItalia and Sky Sport journalist Mario Giunta report Inter and Benfica are in the advanced stages of negotiating a deal that would see 28-year old Lisandro López move over to the San Siro.
Several different sources are a bit divided on the figures of the deal, yet the format will be a loan with an option to buy likely between €8-11 million.
The Argentina centre-half has only made four appearances this season for the Liga NOS side, tallying under 250 minutes of action.
Inter are currently sitting third in the table on 42 points, but only three points divide them and fifth place Roma who have a game in hand. The Milanese side are hoping that by bolster their squad with López, and perhaps Barcelona’s Rafinha, a top four finish can be secured for this season.