Inter Milan eye former Arsenal striker as a plausible winter signing to add competition to the squad’s frontline
Inter Milan was held goalless against Shakhtar Donetsk in Kyiv, Ukraine. Inter dominated the game throughout the 90 minutes, however, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez were completely off-colour. Antonio Conte‘s men had 12 shots, 10 chances created, and had 4 big chances that could have been put away had the strikers performed better.
The former Chelsea manager believes that the lack of firepower up front could be due to a sheer lack of motivation and intensity. Both Lukaku and Martinez are the indispensable strikers of the team, which is the reason why the pair might have cut slack against Shakhtar since there is no competition.
Reports now state that Antonio Conte has laid his eyes on 33-year-old striker, Gervinho. The former Arsenal man could prove to be a key utility signing for Conte as the 33-year-old can play anywhere across the front three due to his athletic physical conditioning and skill set.
The signing of Gervinho could also add a slight touch of competition in the squad as well for Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. The Ivory Coast international has not been at his best for the past two seasons, however, in the 2018/19 season, Gervinho did put up some fantastic numbers in Serie A.
The striker managed to score 11 goals in just 27 appearances with Parma in the 2018/19 campaign which was also his debut season with the Italian side. Conte is optimistic that he could get the best out of the former Arsenal man and is considering to buy the player in the coming winter transfer market.
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