Inter Milan’s Nigerian international midfielder, Joel Obi, is on top of the transfer wish-list of the manager of newly promoted Serie A side Carpi.
Inter-News.IT said manager Fabrizio Beavers wants the 23-year-old Nigerian to be a part of his side who will be playing in the Serie A for the first time in the club’s history and he believes he can help them achieve their goal of avoiding relegation back to the Serie B next season.
Beavers wants to emulate Empoli who managed to stay up in the Serie A this season thanks to the idea they used in strengthened their squad by picking up young Italian players owned by the big teams in Italy, and Obi who can play as an offensive or defensive midfielder falls in that category.
However, it remains to be seen if Inter Milan will sanction an outright sale or accept to loan him but with his contract set to run out next season it is possibly they will want to sell pending on how he fits into manager Roberto Mancini’s future plans.
They are also reports a co-ownership deal mostly practiced by Serie A teams might also be another option in Carpi’s bid to unite Joel Obi with Jerry Mbakogu at the newly promoted Serie A side.