Union Berlin are continuing to work intensively on signing Inter’s Robin Gosens in what would be a major transfer coup for the capital club following their qualification for the Champions League group stages.
Kicker report that a transfer could be feasible because of Inter’s need to generate transfer income, while Gosens currently plays second-fiddle to Federico Dimarco. With Euro 2024 just around the corner, Gosens needs regular playing time if he is to be nominated for Hansi Flick’s Germany squad.
But, there are some hurdles that could out Gosens’ move into jeopardy. Both Union and Inter are in advanced discussions and the German can imagine a move to Union, but the Bundesliga side face competition from Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth, two clubs that could probably award Gosens a better salary.
It’s unlikely that Inter would allow Gosens to leave for anything less than €15m, which would make the attacking left-back Union’s record transfer. According to Kicker, Union are yet to submit an offer to Inter but an option could be a loan with an obligation, or option, to buy – with Gosens’ salary the second hurdle that Union would have to overcome.
Union’s Oliver Ruhnert has said previously that Union won’t do anything “crazy” but as Kicker pointed out, their pursuit of Spaniard Isco in January caught people by surprise while they signed Max Kruse in 2020.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder