Roberto Gagliardini has decided to leave Inter when his contract ends, with Football Italia claiming that Nottingham Forest remain keen. The player could, however, remain in Serie A with other clubs keen.
The Reds tried to sign Gagliardini during the January transfer window. The midfielder knocked back the advances on that occasion though, wanting to see out his deal at the San Siro.
Forest’s interest hasn’t wavered though. Steve Cooper is still keen to bolster his midfield ranks during the summer and he will hope to sign Gagliardini if the club remains in the Premier League.
One aspect that is telling is that the player wants to leave and sample pastures new. Still, with Serie A clubs also in the mix, Forest might need to move quickly to sign him in the summer.
The 28-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order during 2022/23. He’s made just 10 appearances for the club during the current campaign wracking up 388 minutes of action.
Gagliardini will now walk away from Inter at the end of the season. It will see him bring the curtain down on a five-year stay with Inter and he can look back on a title win with the club.
Gagliardini has decided to leave Inter, with Forest keen
The Italian midfielder is in his prime right now. As a result, it’s not really a major surprise that he’s made the decision to leave Inter when his contract expires in the summer.
He will want to be playing regular football at this stage of his career and Forest would certainly be able to offer that. However, their Premier League status will need to be retained first.
Gagliardini earns £44,000-a-week and even if he gets a wage increase at Forest, he’d still be a pretty good signing on a free transfer. The player is also likely to relish a crack at the Prmeier League.
Forest might need to move quickly though. Other interest from Italy is a concern and the Reds might have a bit of work to convince the player that his future lies in Nottingham.