Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian reportedly can seek a move out of the club in January according to his agent Fausto Pari. The Italian has lost his place in the first team having made just one appearance for the Red Devils this season and has not even been selected for the squads for any Match day of the Premier League until against Stoke City last week. The only appearance for the player was in the Europa League tie against Feyenoord. With Inter Milan interested in the fullback, there is a chance of him moving to Italy in the winter.
Darmian signed for Manchester United at the start of last season for a fee of £12.7m. Under Louis Van Gaal, the 26-year-old made 28 appearances in the league and 5 more in European competitions.
The versatile player who can operate as a right fullback and as a left midfielder while being able to play in central defence and in the positions of central midfield as well, gave some consistent performances for the Manchester side to be considered as a dependable option. But since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, the Italian has been deemed surplus to the requirements, not even getting selected in the match day squads of the Premier League as a result.
Fausto Pari’s comments were also very significant in this context. Speaking to Radio Crc, the agent said, “We have to understand Manchester United’s will. Some Italian clubs have tried to take him, but Manchester United shut the door straight away. He’s playing little or not at all, which is a shame because of the national team. If the situation doesn’t change we’ll have to think of something in January, he risks losing (his place in) the national team too.”
Darmian’s situation is appealing to Inter Milan as the Serie A club have already been linked with swoops for the defender alongside two others in Stephan Lichsteiner and Dominico Criscito.
The rumours have been almost confirmed by the club director Pierro Ausilio, who when asked about the interest in the three players mentioned by Corriere dello Sport remarked, “More than one I’d say… half. We evaluated some situations that were proposed to us, but then nothing came of them. The January transfer window is always a little odd, because there are only so many players available and we can only consider quality players who really will bring something extra to the team.”
Thus, at the moment it is looking increasingly likely that the Premier League adventure of Matteo Darmian will be coming to an abrupt end and he will be heading back to his homeland once again in the January transfer window.