Used extremely sporadically by José Mourinho this season, Matteo Darmian needs to make an important decision in the summer for the good of his career.
At 27 years of age, the versatile defender needs to play more than 1700 minutes over the course of a season, meaning a transfer in the summer makes the most sense for everyone involved.
Bought by Louis Van Gaal from Torino, Darmian is attracting interest back in his home country, with Inter Milan the recurring club constantly linked with a move.
Furthermore, the rumours from Ivory Coast and pushing Serge Aurier towards Old Trafford won’t have helped one bit, and Tuttosport put all this together by explaining the Italian full-back could be a low-cost option for Stefano Pioli in the summer.
According to the Italian newspaper, Darmian wants to leave Manchester, but will be extremely careful about his next destination, as he doesn’t want to risk missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
With Inter Milan ‘alert’ to his situation, and José Mourinho unlikely to stand in the full-back’s way, Tuttosport reckon the cost of the operation could be €10-11m.
That would represent a loss for United, who bought him for £15m in the first place.