Call option taken: defender Francesco Acerbi stays at Inter Milan

Most games under Inzaghi

Inter Milan will continue to rely on the services of defender Francesco Acerbi in the future. As the Champions League runners-up announced on Friday night, the Nerazzurri are to sign the centre-back, who has been loaned out by league rivals Lazio through an option to buy. Inter haven’t provided any information on how much the transfer fee will be, according to reports, 3.5 million euros will be due.

The 2021 European champion, 35, has played a total of 353 Serie A games so far, including 157 at US Sassuolo, 135 at Lazio, 31 at Inter, 24 at Chievo Verona and six at AC Milan. With 186 games in all competitions, he made the most appearances under current manager Simone Inzaghi, who had previously made Acerbi his defensive chief at Lazio.

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