Inter linked with French defender as squad overhaul continues to gather pace

There appears to be change coming all over the club at Inter and the defence is no different with a couple of big names expected to leave. Oumar Solet presents an opportunity to lower the age of the defence for a potentially small fee.


It is no secret that Inter are eyeing up defensive reinforcements in the summer window with the possibility of Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij leaving in the summer transfer window.

Considering they have been mainstays at the back under Antonio Conte and then Simone Inzaghi, it would represent a serious shift in the make-up of the Inter defence.

According to Sport Mediaset (via Calciomercato), the Nerazzurri are keeping tabs on young French centre-back Oumar Solet of Red Bull Salzburg. He has a rumoured valuation of roughly €15 million.

Oumar Solet on the ball against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. [@OSOLET_]

Who is Inter target Oumar Solet?

The 23-year-old started his career at the Stade Laval academy before making his move to Lyon in 2018. After only making two appearances for Lyon, Oumar joined RB Salzburg in the summer of 2020 for €4.5 million.

Standing at an imposing 193cm (6ft 4″), Solet’s physical attributes no doubt standout. He also possesses excellent pace and strength but his ability on the ball and to be able to progress up the pitch really make him an interesting proposition for Inter.

He is right-footed, and has played in a back four and on the right side of a back three in the past, the latter of which would suit Inzaghi’s preferred 3-5-2 formation.

The former French Under-20 international has become a mainstay for RB Salzburg, playing 47 times over the two-year period with the Austrian outfit and scoring three goals.

Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar. (@Inter_en)

Inter prepare for life without Skriniar and De Vrij

It is looking more and more likely that Skriniar and De Vrij will be leaving in the summer when their contracts run out with it all-but confirmed that Skriniar has agreed a pre-contract agreement with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

With money expected to be tight at Inter in the summer thanks to the continued issues with the Suning ownership, Inzaghi’s men have been linked with AS Roma’s Chris Smalling and Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof.

The departures will no doubt leave a big hole at the heart of Inter’s defence and the dilemma will be whether to build for the future with signings like Solet or whether to go with more experienced defenders such as Smalling and Lindelof.


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