According to a recent report by Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan have identified Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian as an ideal replacement for their Croatian full-back, Šime Vrsaljko who is not match fit right now. The Italian news outlet has claimed that the Serie A outfit wants to reignite their interest in the Red Devils right-back as they prepare a loan offer when the transfer window reopens in January.
Darmian has found first-team opportunities hard to come by under Jose Mourinho this season. The match against Arsenal on Wednesday night marked only his third start for United in this campaign. At 29, the Italian defender needs to play more often if he wants to make the best out of the peak years of his career. He is currently in his prime so a move to Inter might serve as a new beginning for him to reignite his career away from Old Trafford.
What makes Darmian such a useful asset for the Red Devils is his incredible versatility to play in multiple positions at the back. The Italian defensive ace primarily operates as a right-back but can also play on the other side of the backline or as a centre-half down the middle.
On his day, Darmian can perform like he is one of the best attacking full-backs in Europe. However, he has often struggled to find consistency and has also been susceptible to a random injury now and then which has derailed his career at the red half of Manchester.
United could benefit from letting him depart Old Trafford for the time being as they would get a better idea on whether to keep him at the club next summer. Inter Milan will also be an excellent fit for Darmian as he will get a wonderful chance to shine for one of the top clubs back in his homeland. Moreover, the San Siro based outfit is currently fighting with Juventus for the coveted Serie A title so a move out of England could see Darmian win a major trophy in Italy.
The potential departure of Darmian on a temporary basis seems like a win-win situation for all parties so United should consider letting him go and promote Diogo Dalot into their first-team.