Newcastle United are ready to offer forward Joaquin Correa ‘a way out’ of Inter Milan as he struggles to make an impact with the Serie A giants.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed the Magpies are ready to make a January approach for Inter Milan striker Joaquin Correa and suggested the Nerazzurri could allow the Argentina international to leave for less than £27m. After opening time with Sevilla and Sampdoria, Correa joined Lazio in a £16m deal in the summer of 2018.
A return of 30 goals and 18 assists in 117 appearances for the Stadio Olimpico club captured the attention of a number of clubs in Italy and Correa joined Inter on a season-long loan deal last August, before making a permanent move to the San Siro in July.
Correa has largely been used as a substitute this season, with just four of his 12 appearances in all competitions coming as a starter. In his favour, two of those starts came in Champions League wins against Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen, but the 28-year-old has otherwise struggled to make an impact with Simone Inzaghi’s side.
However, the forward does hold great respect for the Inter boss after following him to the San Siro after working under the former Italian international at Lazio. After his initial loan move to Inter, he said: “It was so important (to reunite with Inzaghi). Coming here to Inter was already a dream for me, then when I received his call, I had no doubt, I did not want to be anywhere else,” the striker revealed.
“I received a warm welcome, everybody made me feel at home and I’ve understood what Inter is. This jersey is heavy and too important. We aim to do the best in every competition, we have a great team. I won’t mention any title, but we want to win every game. It’s easier when you play with these players, I have fun, and I always receive great service.”
However, with injuries and performances not meeting the level required, Inzaghi could part company with Correa and the report suggests St James Park is his most likely destination.