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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakaroto View Post
    That is pretty stupid JJM.
    It's not too stupid when you have a good track record.

    Skriniar was a stupid deal too, 25m for a nobody from Sampdoria while we could have paid 40m for a WC defender from Juventus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Drago View Post

    Is Lisandro right for Inter?

    Inter always did have a special bond with Argentina and hope Lisandro Lopez can strengthen their defence, writes Ramez Nathan.

    “Even my 80-year-old mother knows Inter need a centre-back.” Luciano Spalletti’s plaintive cry at being asked yet again whether the Nerazzurri were a little short in defence made it obvious who the first January reinforcement would be. Step forward Lisandro Lopez, who arrives on loan with option to buy from Benfica.

    A decade ago, Inter were the reigning Argentinean Serie A champions, with Javier Zanetti and Walter Samuel forming the team's backbone in defence, Esteban Cambiasso composing in the middle of the park, while Hernan Crespo and Julio Cruz damaged every opposition.

    The Argentine contingent has been whittled down considerably nowadays, with Mauro Icardi feeling a little lonely in that locker room. Perhaps Lisandro can bring some more of that gritty South American approach that so many of his predecessors had.

    A man who won the Primera Division in his home country and triumphed with three Portuguese league titles at Benfica could give you the impression of a new champion calling the shots at the back next to Milan Skriniar.

    Conversely, Lopez never made it regularly to the Benfica starting line-up in all three seasons and started only six games this season in all competitions, failing to claim any clean sheets.

    In today's market a player loaned from the Primeira Liga for €500,000 says a lot about what he can contribute, and the fact Inter turned down the chance to sign him in the summer says even more.

    Even Julio Cesar, who played alongside Lopez and was the shot-stopper behind the Treble-winning Inter, recognised the difference between his former club's needs and the quality of the new Beneamata signing, only praising the defender's love to laugh in the dressing room and their hugs when he celebrated scoring.

    Following their win against Chievo on December 3, Inter turned their unbeaten record to a five-game winless streak, also getting knocked out of Coppa Italia by Gennaro Gattuso's Milan.

    Once centre-back Joao Miranda was forced off injured against Sassuolo, the lack of strength in depth became painfully evident. As Andrea Ranocchia also had a knock, Spalletti ended up using Davide Santon in the middle with Skriniar. It’s a sad state of affairs for a potential Scudetto contender to be so short in key areas.

    Lisandro Lopez brings cover, but what else? Does he have the same warrior’s spirit as Miranda, the calm under pressure of Skriniar or the ability to dictate play with the ball at his feet?

    What Lisandro does bring is height and power. He’s very tall and bulky, practically impossible to beat in the air and on set plays. Pace is his weakness and he can struggle when opponents run at him, so counter-attacks could be potentially disastrous. In other words, he’s an Argentinean Ranocchia.

    Is that what Inter really needed? In a way, yes, because the issue was not one of finding different characteristics, but purely of numbers. You can’t get a Skriniar or Miranda clone on loan with option to buy, so the only alternative was to find another Ranocchia.

    https://www.football-italia.net/1156...ro-right-inter
    gotta love the last sentence: "so the only alternative was to find another Ranocchia".
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    Luciano Spalletti is ready to welcome the first new addition to his squad. Earlier today Lisandro Lopez completed the medical at the Coni in Milano, he then had lunch before his first practice with his new teammates at Appiano Gentile scheduled for 1500 local time. Inter can now count on a new defender for the second half of the season.

    "Soddisfatto di Lisandro Lopez? Si, è la conferma di quello che dicevo, che abbiamo dei direttori bravi e che sono pronti perché poi noi dobbiamo agire con determinate componenti e sono convinto che la loro bravura anticipi altri concorrenti in queste componenti. Fiducia per Rafinha? Questo ancora non si può dire".
    Spalletti says he`s satisfied with Lisandro but what else could have he said in his position?..

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    Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti believes the imminent signing of Lisandro Lopez proves “we have good directors”.

    The Benfica centre-back is in Italy today, and is set to complete a loan with a €9m option to buy.

    “It’s confirmation of what I was saying, we have good directors,” Spalletti told reporters as he left a meeting between Coaches and referees.

    “I’m convinced that their skill puts us ahead of other competitors.”

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    This is below depressing if he is our only signing this mecarto.


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    LISANDRO LOPEZ IS A NERAZZURRI PLAYER!
    Inter have signed the 28-year-old defender on loan from Benfica with an option to make the deal permanent

    MILAN - Inter have a new player and it's Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez. The Argentine defender has signed on loan until 30 June 2018 (with an option to make the switch permanent).

    Born on 1 September 1989 in Villa Constitucion in the province of Santa Fe, he developed as a player at Chacarita Juniors where he made his professional debut in the 2008-9 season season. In 2010, he made 25 appearances and scored twice in the Liga Nacional before being signed by Arsenal Sarandì. In a red and blue shirt, Lisandro established himself as one of the most promising centre-backs in Argentine football. In three seasons, he made 122 appearances and scored 17 goals in all competitions, winning the Clausura and the Argentine Supercup in 2012. Above all, Lisandro Lopez scored the winner in a 1-0 victory against Belgrano which saw Arsenal Sarandì win the Clausura which was the first national title in club history.

    He moved to European football in the summer of 2013 when he was signed by Benfica who loaned him to Getafe. He played 26 times in the league for the Spanish team and twice in the Copa del Rey, scoring four goals before returning to Portugal. For the Águias, he played for three-and-a-half seasons, contributing as the club won three League Titles, one Cup, two League Cups and two Supercups.

    It’s now time for a new adventure with the Nerazzurri, welcome to Inter Lisandro!
    http://www.inter.it/en/news/61153/li...azzurri-player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Drago View Post
    Finally we managed to get Ezequiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARi0 View Post
    Luciano Spalletti is ready to welcome the first new addition to his squad. Earlier today Lisandro Lopez completed the medical at the Coni in Milano, he then had lunch before his first practice with his new teammates at Appiano Gentile scheduled for 1500 local time. Inter can now count on a new defender for the second half of the season.


    Spalletti says he`s satisfied with Lisandro but what else could have he said in his position?..

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    Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti believes the imminent signing of Lisandro Lopez proves “we have good directors”.

    The Benfica centre-back is in Italy today, and is set to complete a loan with a €9m option to buy.

    “It’s confirmation of what I was saying, we have good directors,” Spalletti told reporters as he left a meeting between Coaches and referees.

    “I’m convinced that their skill puts us ahead of other competitors.”

    Seems like Spalletti is mocking our directors and taking the piss


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