The Italian international looks set to end his Manchester United nightmare after agreeing to move to Inter Milan.
Inter Milan were initially rejected by Manchester United when they made an attempt for Darmian in the summer, but after it was reported that relations between Mourinho and the 26-year-old had ‘broken down‘, it was clear that the Italian international would be offloaded sooner rather than later.
Barcelona and Chelsea were among a number of European clubs who were rumoured to be interested in the full back, but it was reported a few days ago that Inter Milan are currently leading the race for the former Torino man.
According to Calciomercato’s sources, Darmian has already agreed to move to the Nerazzurri in January and all that remains is for Inter to make an official move. The report states that Darmian was also open to a move in the summer but it was blocked off by Mourinho.
Inter will make an offer to take the fullback on loan for half the season with an option to buy at the end of it. The report goes on to state that Manchester United have placed a €20 million price tag on the player but Inter value him at around €14 million.
The Italian has featured only once for Jose Mourinho’s side this term since the Portuguese took the reigns at Old Trafford. After moving to Manchester United from Torino in last summer’s transfer window for a fee reported to be around £12.5 million, he was a first team regular when Louis Van Gaal was at the club,
He went on to make 29 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, only missing out through injury. His performances in England saw him get called up by Antonio Conte to be a part of the Italian national squad for the Euros where he helped them all the way to the quarter-finals.
The move to the San Siro could be exactly what Darmian needs to get his career back on track, and his experience and familiarity of the Italian league with Torino and Palermo, along with his undoubted quality, would be a great addition to Frank De Boer’s side.