Atletico Madrid outcast Nicolas Gaitan is nearing a move to Inter, according to reports in Italy.
Gaitan has fallen out of favour with Atleti boss Diego Simeone, having made just one start in La Liga this season and a handful of appearances from the substitutes’ bench. Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport claim that Inter could be offering Gaitan a way out of the Spanish capital.
The player himself is keen on the move, and is on the search for more regular playing time at his new club. A deal with Inter is reportedly close to being agreed if Gaitain’s agent can confirm with Inter that the 29-year-old will get regular game-time.
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Perhaps Gaitan has one eye on the World Cup in Russia this summer, and sees a move away from Atletico as a chance to be selected for the Argentina squad.
Gaitain previously spent six seasons at Benfica before his
Outside of Italy, Southampton and West Ham were also said to be considering a move for Gaitan. However, both clubs were reportedly put off the move by Gaitan’s £100,000-a-week wages he is currently paid in Spain.