PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has hinted that Inter Milan would be his preferred destination
The Argentine striker has been linked away from PSG for much of the past 6 months. The coveted striker has been a transfer target for both Arsenal and Tottenham, however PSG’s number 22 has allegedly flirted with a move to the San Siro, according to goal.es
The 28-year-old forward began his playing career in his native Argentina, having spells at Estudiantes and San Lorenzo. Despite initially being signed by Italian side Genoa, he failed to make an appearance and later returned to Argentina. It wasn’t until 2007 that Napoli brought him back to Serie A for a transfer fee of €6 million
It was during his spell at Napoli where Lavezzi became a worldclass talent. The Napoli press were that impressed by the Argentine’s performances that he was dubbed ‘the new Maradona’ in which Lavezzi declined, instead comparing himself to fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez.
Walter Mazzarri’s arrival in 2009 helped Lavezzi take his game to another level. He started to score more freely, and alongside current Chelsea target Edinson Cavani, they struck up the most feared partnership in Serie A.
In 2012, PSG confirmed they had signed Lavezzi on a 4-year deal for a reported €30 million. With PSG, Lavezzi helped the club to a Ligue 1 title despite only scoring 3 goals.
Since the arrival of Edinson Cavani, coupled with the outstanding form of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Lavezzi has found his chances somewhat limited this term and has been linked with a move away from the club in January, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan all in the mix.
When asked before if Arsenal would be willing spend big on players such as Lavezzi Arsene Wenger said:
“I can tell you something, we have no problem with people wanting to join us.
“The second thing, can we afford them? Most of them, yes. A few of them, no.
“We still work on the transfer market as well. We do not want to bring in average. We only want to bring in an exceptional player.”
Lavezzi would fit into the category of affordable and exceptional. However, with Inter Milan now in the clear to sign players thanks to the impending sale of Freddy Guarin, the Argentine has been flirting with the idea of linking up with former boss Walter Mazzurri and appreciated the Napoli reaction during their recent clash on twitter
"Beautiful words from the Napoli faithful towards Mazzarri. ¡Bravo!"
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