Mehdi Taremi, FC Porto striker has decided to join Inter Milan on a free transfer at the conclusion of the season.
According to today’s print edition of Milan-based publication Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by FCInterNews, the 31-year-old Iranian international has already agreed to personal conditions.
Taremi was on Inter’s radar last summer.
Following the breakdown of their relationship with Romelu Lukaku, the Nerazzurri considered a potential transfer for the Iranian.
Finally, Inter signed Marko Arnautovic from Bologna as a lower-cost option.
Meanwhile, Inter’s city rivals, AC Milan, attempted to sign Taremi. However, talks between the Rossoneri and the 31-year-old’s representatives failed on deadline day.
Taremi therefore remained at Porto for the current season.
But the Iranian’s deal with the Portuguese giants expires at the end of June.
Inter’s reputation for signing players on free transfers is widely known. As a result, the Nerazzurri have been working behind the scenes to restart their chase of Taremi.
Mehdi Taremi Has Made His Decision—He Will Join Inter
The negotiations between Inter and Taremi’s representatives have been underway for weeks.
With the January transfer window open, Inter can now legally negotiate the details of a contract with the 31-year-old.
Inter will pay a sign-on commission, although the amount has yet to be determined.
And the Nerazzurri have proposed a three-year contract for approximately €3 million net every season. This would include the option to end the contract one year earlier.
According to the Gazzetta, Taremi is willing to accept this offer.
The Porto attacker hopes to continue his career at the highest level in Europe.
There have been offers from both the Turkish Super League and the Saudi Pro League. Taremi, however, prefers Inter.