West Ham United and Leicester City are reportedly keen to offer Inter Milan fringe man Robin Gosens an exit route from the club.
Gosens has not even been with Inter for a full year. Indeed, the German joined from Atalanta in January, on a loan with an obligation to buy.
The wing-back – as he is usually utilised – had shown the type of quality player he was while with Atalanta.
Indeed, he had two very good seasons before joining Inter. Gosens contributed to 17 league goals during the 2019/20 season.
The following year, he was in similar form in terms of goals and assists. Indeed, Gosens scored 11 league goals in the 2020/21 season, as well as chipping in with six assists.
Despite an injury keeping him out for a good chunk of last season, Inter decided to take him on board in January.
His career with the Serie A giants has not quite gone down the path he might have hoped, though. Since his move, Gosens has made just 25 appearances for the side.
This season, he has started just four games in all competitions. His club fortunes provide quite the contrast to those of his international career.
Between injuries, he had become a fixture of the Germany side. Gosens has played 14 times for his country, eight of those games coming in a row in 2021.
He made his comeback to the Germany side in their 3-3 draw with England in September, after he had been kept out for a while through injury.
West Ham, Leicester provide potential exit route
It is easy to speculate over a potential move away, given Gosens is hardly playing for Inter. Gazzetta dello Sport reports that there are a number of sides lining up to take him away from the Serie A side.
The Premier League might be more appealing in terms of a transfer, given those sides would be able to ‘entice Inter with rich offers’.
Gosens transfer likely
One of Gosens’ apparent goals points towards a transfer from Inter. That goal is convincing Germany to take him to the World Cup.
Of course, a transfer would not be possible before then, with the tournament almost here. However, if he is not afforded the opportunity to break into the squad, he might favour a move away.
Indeed, he will want to be able to show he is ready to play for Germany at future tournaments. Game time, wherever that may be, will be key to that, and if he is not getting it an Inter, he cannot be too keen on staying.
As such, West Ham and Leicester could be in with a good chance of snaring him.
Gosens is clearly capable of playing in different countries, having shown his ability in Germany and Italy. England could be the next country to cross off that list.