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According to Rai Sport (via Football Italia), Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to join Inter on a free transfer next summer.
The Italy international has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford since joining from Torino, and his contract with the club comes to an end in the summer of 2020.
Now, the report claims Inter have already reached an agreement with Darmian over a move once his deal at United expires.
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The 29-year-old has been linked with an exit for numerous transfer windows, but it appears his time in Manchester may finally be coming to an end.
A versatile full-back capable of playing on both flanks, Darmian’s career has never really taken off at United. Despite his ability to play in numerous positions, the Italian has only been used sparingly by multiple managers.
Whilst he hasn’t exactly thrown a strop or demanded out, Darmian simply isn’t good enough and needs to be let go. At 29, the former Torino star is essentially in the peak years of his career, but has shown no sign of establishing himself in the United first-team.
Getting rid of players like Darmian is the kind of ruthless and necessary business the Red Devils simply have to do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club cannot afford to be carrying passengers or paying players who are nowhere near the first-team squad. If his potential exit can only come about next year, then that’s a price United just have to pay.