Iceland, Genoa: Albert Gudmundsson breaks all records and gets closer to Inter


By: Manu Tournoux

Undivided domination. This is how we could summarize Inter Milan's season in Serie A. Solid leaders of the transalpine elite with fourteen points ahead of AC Milan, the Nerazzurri already have one hand and four fingers on the Scudetto. This comfortable lead can already allow them to prepare for next season with peace of mind. Thus, the Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Lombard club has already targeted a player to strengthen its attack. Indeed, while the futures of Marko Arnautovic and Alexis Sánchez are up in the air, Inter Milan have targeted Albert Gudmundsson in addition to the planned arrival of Mehdi Taremi. Author of 10 goals this season with Genoa, the Icelandic striker is estimated at 30 million euros by the Rossoblu club. According to our information, Tottenham and Juventus are not giving up on the file, although Inter have taken a small lead on the file.

Three goals in a European play-off match: there is only one player before Albert Gudmundsson who had achieved this feat at this stage of the competition. To find it, you have to go back in time twenty years. The hat-trick scored against Israel by the Genoa striker, which allowed his Iceland to qualify for the final of the Euro 2024 playoffs, was achieved by Ruud van Nistelrooy on November 19, 2003, during a great success for the Netherlands against Scotland (6-0). Before the Icelander and the Dutchman, four other players had also scored a hat-trick in a Euro play-off: Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal in 2013, Luis Garcia with Spain in 2005, Tuncay Şanlı with Turkey in 2005 and Christian Eriksen with Denmark in 2017. At 26, Albert Gudmundsson has 9 goals in 36 appearances including two hat-tricks. Enough to attract desire.

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