The former PSV star is widely expected to leave Barcelona this summer and has seemingly set his sights on a move to Italy
By Elia Raimondo
Ibrahim Afellay could be on his way to Serie A this summer as his agent Rob Jansen has offered the Barcelona midfielder to Inter and Lazio, Goal.com can reveal.
The duo showed an interest in signing the 27-year-old last summer, but could not find an agreement with Barca, who only wanted to let the Dutchman leave on loan, with the player eventually joining Schalke for the 2012-13 campaign.
Nevertheless, the Blaugrana are ready to let go of the midfielder on a permanent basis at the end of this season.
Barcelona have set a €6 million asking price for the versatile midfielder, and Inter and Lazio are monitoring his situation closely following Jansen’s offer.
Afellay joined the Catalans from PSV in January 2011 and helped them to Champions League glory in his first six months at the club.
However, a torn knee ligament kept him out of action for the majority of his second season, while injuries have prevented him from making an impact in Gelsenkirchen, too.
The midfielder’s current contract with Barcelona runs until the summer of 2015.