Ezequiel Lavezzi shuns England for Italy
[one_fourth last=”no”][/one_fourth]Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi could be set to leave the Parc des Princes in January with Inter Milan showing a strong interest in the player. Manchester United and Arsenal have also recently been linked with the tactically and technically gifted player.
Lavezzi spent five years with Napoli in Serie A and although never a prolific goal scorer, it was his pace and ability to create goals and space between the backlines that shot him to stardom, claiming 12 assists in Napoli’s 2011-2012 Champions League campaign. That prompted PSG to secure his signature in the summer of 2012, paying approximately €30m for his services.
The Argentine international currently finds himself competing for places behind a wealth of attacking options at PSG, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Lucas Moura all preferred ahead of him.
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Current Inter boss Walter Mazzarri managed Lavezzi for 3 years at Napoli and has a great relationship with the player saying “He’s a great player and a great guy.” The 28-year-old wants regular first team football and is ready to re-unite with his former manager as soon as possible, preferring to go back to Italy despite interest from two or three top Premiership clubs.
Inter have struggled with injuries up front this season and star striker Diego Milito is struggling to be back any time soon leaving Rodrigo Palacio as the clubs lone senior striker. Youngsters Mauro Icardi and Ishak Belfodil have had their chance but lack the necessary experience Inter need in their push for the Serie A title.
Erick Thohir, the new Inter owner, is ready to splash the cash and beef up the attack for the Nerazzurri. Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio confirmed to Sky Italia their interest in the player, “Ezequiel Lavezzi, Yes, it is true. We are working on this issue”