Inter have been one of the more active Italian clubs within the transfer market ahead of this year’s upcoming campaign.
The Nerazzurri have lost several core players that were prominent assets in their incredible run within last year’s Champions League such as central defenders Milan Skriniar and Danilo D’Ambrosio, holding midfielders Marcelo Brozovic and Roberto Gagliardini, shot-stoppers Andre Onana and Samir Handanovic, wing-backs Robin Gosens and Raoul Bellanova, and well-documented forwards Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku.
However, Inzaghi’s side have pulled strings within the market in order to rebuild the squad heading into the fresh season, acquiring Marko Arnautovic and Marcus Thuram within the front-line, Davide Fratessi within the central area of the pitch, wing-backs Carlos Augusto and Juan Cuadrado along the flanks, Yan Aurel Bisseck to reinforce the back-line, and Yan Sommer and Emil Audero in between the posts.
With an abundant of changes within the Nerazzurri camp, the Get Italian Football News team had FcInter1908 journalist Marco Macca provide his insight on the Milanese club in an exclusive interview.
Macca was first asked whether Inter will search for alternative signing within the midfield following the fallout within transfer of Lazar Samardzic from Udinese or will simply keep Stefano Sensi as the sixth midfielder at Inzaghi’s disposal:
“Without surprises, Sensi will remain at Inter. The club could also offer him a contract renewal, even if there are some doubts about his physical conditions. He played very well this summer and Inter could bet on him again.“
In addition, Macca was asked on Inter’s primary target to replace Milan Skriniar within the back-line as heavily-linked Nerazzurri player Merih Demiral is seemingly close to parting ways with Atalanta to join Saudi’s Al-Ahli:
“In defence, the main target is Benjamin Pavard, Inter have offered €30m, including bonuses, while Bayern Munich are asking for €35m. The feeling is that the deal can be concluded, also because the player wants to go to the Inter.”
Furthemore, Macca was inquired on how the new additions will affect Inzaghi’s tactics heading into this year’s Serie A campaign:
“I don’t think the new signings will change Inter’s game much. Inzaghi has clear ideas: ball possession, vertical passes, and a lot of offensive pressing.”
Finally, Macca provided his insight on whether Inter will acquire an additional striker within the market following the signing of former Bologna forward Marko Arnautovic:
“After the arrival of Arnautovic, Inter’s attack is complete. No further moves are foreseen. But if Correa were to leave, then there would be room for another signing. The name to keep an eye on is that of Alexis Sanchez, who is pushing to return to Milan.”
Julian Faustini Ι GIFN