Inter Milan currently sit fifth in the standings where Serie A is concerned, but the Italian giants are still 15 points behind current leaders Juventus. If the Nerazzurri want to overtake the Bianconeri next season, the team will need reinforcements.
According to multiple news outlets, Inter are currently searching out those reinforcements. TuttoMercatoWeb reports that Monaco full back Fabinho is a target, while Corriere dello Sport writes that there is interest in Benfica player (and fellow full back) Nelson Semedo.
Plenty of potential
Both defenders in question are only 22-years-old, giving each plenty of time to potentially grow and develop at the San Siro. However, that’s not to say that either is inexperienced.
Fabinho signed his first professional contract with Portuguese club Rio Ave in 2012, but didn’t feature for the side. Instead, he was loaned to Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid, where he predominantly played for Real Madrid Castilla, the club’s reserve team.
After his loan stint at Madrid, the defender moved to Monaco on loan in 2013. He hasn’t left the Ligue 1 side since. Initially an extended loan deal, Fabinho made his stay in Monaco a permanent one in 2015. In 41 appearances for the club this season the offensively-skilled back has netted seven goals and handed out two assists.
The player has made three international appearances for the Brazilian national team.
While Semedo hasn’t played for the likes of Real Madrid, he does come with considerable experience. The 22-year-old initially debuted with Sintrense in 2011 before joining Benfica.
Like Fabinho, he has played for a club’s second team, seeing time with Benfica B starting in 2012. The right back has also spent time on loan at fellow Portuguese club Fatima for a spell during the 2012/2013 season.
Semedo eventually made his debut for Benfica’s senior team in 2015. He has gone on to feature in the Champions League, not to mentioning earning a cap for the Portuguese national team.
While the Nerazzurri have been one of Serie A’s better defensive team’s on paper, more options are never a bad thing. Only Juventus and Napoli have allowed fewer goals than Inter, so adding Fabinho and or Semedo would add certainly be going from strength to strength.