The dust has barely settled on Caner Erkin’s move from Fenerbahce to Inter Milan, but it appears he is already in jeopardy.
The Turkish international endured a woeful European Championships and the Nerrazzurri are now considering offloading him to free up space in their squad, according to Gazzetta World.
Erkin’s contract with Fenerbahce expired at the end of the season and he leaped at the opportunity to ply his trade in Serie A.
The 27-year-old made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Turkish giants last season, chipping in with one goal and eight assists.
Inter are notoriously weak at the back so the supporters will be desperately hoping that he can provide some added steel.
However, the flying full-back’s stock has seriously plummeted after he failed to help his country navigate the group stages at the Euros in France and Roberto Mancini is said to be keen on Genoa full-back Cristian Ansaldi.
Erkin refuses to succumb to the rumours and he insists that his future lies at the San Siro.
He said “Lately I have heard of Besiktas and Galatasary, along with a lot of foreign teams. The news is not true, I will play at Inter next season.”
Erkin officially joins Inter on July 1, but the main issue with his proposed move is that he takes up one of the precious non-EU player spots.
Mancini has made it no secret that his top transfer target is Manchester City powerhouse Yaya Toure and any potential switch could be hindered by a lack of non-EU spots.