When it was announced that Ionut Radu would be signing for AFC Bournemouth on loan, the player was delighted at the move.

He had wanted to play in the Premier League for a while, and this was the chance for him to try and prove himself.

The problem for the 26-year-old is that he has barely played for Bournemouth so far, featuring just five times for the Cherries and hardly impressing, which is why Corriere dello Sport do not think the move will go beyond the current loan.

With 11 goals conceding in his appearances and just the one clean sheet, which came in a 2-0 win over Stoke City, there hasn’t been been enough to convince the Premier League side to put money on the table for him.

That’s why they write that Bournemouth are ‘unlikely to invest’ the €8m from his option to buy at the end of the season to keep him permanently.

Therefore, the belief at Inter is they will see him return once the campaign ends, needing to then deal with a potential transfer in the summer, since his contract in Italy ends in 2025, making next summer their last chance to fully capitalise on getting a decent fee.