Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has revealed that the club didn’t miss out on Gianluca Scamacca and they had only backed out of the deal for the Italian.
Inter were keen on landing Scamacca in the summer, as they were looking to sign a centre-forward. But Atalanta signed the player, pipping the Nerazzurri in the chase when Jeremie Boga was sold and later, Rasmus Hojlund joined Manchester United in a big-money move.
From the outside, it did seem as if Inter missed out on Scamacca. But ahead of the game involving La Dea and Inter, Marotta spoke to DAZN (via TMW) and revealed that the Nerazzurri had backed out of the move for the ex-West Ham man.
“Many enquiries were carried out, with many profiles, including Scamacca, to build an offensive department that had four quality elements, given the many commitments.
“We backed out because the conditions weren’t there, when it is said that Scamacca chose Atalanta rejecting Inter is not true, because we too, when he legitimately decided to open a discussion with Atalanta, were no longer even in a position to continue a negotiation. So he made a very respectable choice and we are went to other profiles”.
Scamacca did face an injury issue at La Dea but he has now returned to action and is now impressing for the club. He has four goals in the Serie A, getting one assist. He recently scored a terrific backheel, putting social media on attention.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN