Leicester City midfielder Gokhan Inler looks set to move out on loan in a bid to play first-team football, according to his agent.
The Switzerland skipper arrived from Napoli in the summer for £3million and was the man earmarked to replace Esteban Cambiasso – his Leicester spell has been so underwhelming that we almost forgot it happened.
However, the 31-year-old has made only two Premier League starts and despite his agent Dino Lamberti suggesting things were “going well” he also admitted he was seeking talks with Leicester about a loan move for his client.
Inler, who scored in Switzerland’s win over San Marino last month, started both of the Swiss’ friendly games recently, although he was substituted in the defeat to Slovakia and the win over Austria. And with the European Championships on the horizon, Inler is concerned about his lack of first-team football.
“It is going well under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri,” Lamberti told Tuttomercatoweb.
“Inler is happy there and is fine, but lately is playing a little less.
“Why in two circumstances replacing him coincided with the comeback of the team, and since then Ranieri has focused on other players.
“Yes (it could be a problem) because he is the captain of Switzerland. Soon I will talk with Leicester to discuss a possible transfer loan, since he signed last summer a three-year program.
“Why not Italy? He has found himself very well in Italy and is not a possibility to be excluded.”