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    Big names linked to Inter

    Big names linked to Inter
    …Henry ,Messi, Beckham- but do they fit?

    With the winter transfer campaign approaching names are being linked to all the big clubs and being Inter, big names are linked to them. Despite that if any of these transfers had to take place, they are probably going to be concluded during next summer. But as usual the media starts hyping up the things beforehand. The names, which are being linked to the Nerazzurri, are those of Henry, Messi and David Beckham.
    From an economical point of view these buys seem very good but the thing that everyone seems to forget is how are these players going to fit in the team. Talking from a tactical point of view, Mancini has to change the starting line-up if he is to adjust these world class players into his present team; a team which finally looks stable and gelled by now.

    When talking about the first transfer target for Massimo Moratti, one can say that David Beckham is the ideal replacement for Luis Figo. Figo’s contract expires next June and it will be a good move to opt to bring Beckham to fill in his place. Great crosses, vision, teamwork and set pieces. These are characteristics, which both wingers obtain with Figo being a little more skilful whilst the Englishman has more speed and a defensive dimension to his game too. The possibility of the transfer taking place is increased due to the fact that Beckham may arrive at Via Durini for free and regarding his wages, he is able to keep all the money he gets from advertisements to himself and not share them with the club. He is not able to do this at current club Real Madrid due to the law. This would be an ideal short-term replacement for the right wing but if Inter do want to invest for the future they have to look at better options, which include Cristiano Ronaldo (though very unlikely to leave Man Utd) or Sporting Lisbon’s Nani who lately declared that he would be honoured to join Inter.

    Lionel Messi is Moratti’s dream. A dream, which began after he saw him play at the Football World Youth Championship back in June 2005. He would like to celebrate the club’s 100th birthday on 9th March 2008 by luring the 20 year old to the city of Milan. Everyone can understand Moratti wanting to buy a phenomenon of football, a future FIFA World Player candidate but problems arise when one starts to talk tactically: Messi is a supporting striker or a wing forward. So the question is where is Messi going to fit in the 4-4-2 system? Inter have just invested in another world-class player; Ibrahimovic- who is the current supporting striker of the team. The Swede’s performances for the Nerazzurri up to now have been impressive and his goal-scoring rate is increasing too. So what should Mancini do when he actually has Messi at his disposal? Remove Zlatan to put Messi in? It isn’t easy at all considering that these players are not ready to sit on the bench given their status in the world of football. One cannot spend over 100 million € for a backup player just as one cannot remove Ibrahmovic who adapted brilliantly to Mancini’s system.
    It is not a question of comparing who is better from Ibrahmovic and Messi. One can argue that Messi can be put on the right wing instead of departing Figo (so buying Messi means that Inter obviously give up on buying Beckham). Despite Messi being fantastic with the ball, has great vision, speed and technique his “Achilles’ heel” is that of going back to defend once possession is lost. This is vital in a 4-4-2 system – when a ball is lost the wingers have to go back and cover. One may also ask why cannot Messi and Zlatan play together? They simply cannot. Neither of them has the sense of goal of a true forward. And a 4-4-2 system generally always has a true forward. Crespo might last 2-3 seasons maximum and then Inter definitely have to think about another centre forward. Seeing that Mancini is sometimes playing with an attacking midfielder behind two strikers with the lack of wings Messi might be brilliant behind the two strikers, with two ball-winning midfielders behind him. Since this system is used occasionally (depending on the opponent) it’s useless to buy Messi for these sort of games only. If Messi is to be bought, he has to be bought for a whole season, especially considering his tag price. It is a reality that Inter fans wish that their system suits Messi rather than wishing to see Messi at Inter. Regarding the chances of Messi leaving Barcelona – they are undoubtedly very little.

    With Adriano out of form for nearly over a year now, Inter are thinking of how to replace the Brazilian striker and Moratti is willing to try his luck and buy Thierry Henry who is reportedly in a clash with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Moratti is willing to offer the services of Adriano for those of the Frenchmen. Regarding Henry fitting into Inter’s 4-4-2 system the case is quite similar to that of Messi. One can say though that he is more applicable to the system than the Argentine due to his goal rate. It’s useless to bench either Ibrahimovic or Henry. It is quite evident that the best transfer related to the offensive department has to focus on a centre forward rather than a supporting striker. Crespo’s seasons at Inter are numbered. It could be the case where Henry can partner Ibrahmovic in attack with the latter occupying the supporting striker role. But on the other hand it would be a big mistake to put Henry in the same role of goal poachers like Crespo, Inzaghi and Trezeguet. Henry wants the ball in his feet, he wants to open up spaces, dash past defenders on the wings and not wait for Ibrahimovic to provide him with the balls. Henry leaving Arsenal is quite a debatable statement but nothing is impossible having witnessed the departure of Vieira from the Gunners.

    Economically speaking Inter are aiming very high, but technically speaking these transfer targets deserve a revision unless Mancini has a tactical surprise up his sleeve…

    Meanwhile during the winter transfer campaign Inter’s main targets are midfielders Almiron from Empoli and Barone from Torino. It is also lately being reported that Inter are also tracking Cagliari striker David Suazo. The only players that could leave are Andreolli and Maxwell on a loan basis.


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    I doubt we would be successful in bringing Messi to Inter next season. And if we are successful in doing so, then it's definitely gonna be interesting. The reason being that if everything goes well according to the plan, Inter would be more entertaining to watch than ever. There will be definitely a need of a change in tactic and formation for sure.

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    Messi at Inter is my dream too.

    I think we play more of a 4-2-3-1 when attacking with Zlatan supporting Crespo and Deki, Figo, Recoba, Solari helping the Swede heap the menacing quality in him.

    Messi would give us a great dribbling option and perhaps an attacking trident that looks very very promising. The achilles heel is a very good point, but then we will also score more. Although even Recoba/Solari are not forced to defend!


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    barca always lose their bigest stars for some reason, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Romario, Figo,
    so , you never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pod
    barca always lose their bigest stars for some reason, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Romario, Figo,
    so , you never know
    Messi is not their biggest star. Ronaldinho is. Evem Etoo a bigger star than Messi

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    xandru?? is this the same zebuggi from goal.com??
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    in the current mancinis tactic, 4312, all of them are fit in. henry in the "2", messi as the "1" and beck in the "3". but IMO, only beckham is likely to come in the summer. we need more effort to get messi, and break the impossible to get henry. but once again, mancini in inter next competition year is not certain. so, it will be better to wait who is the manager before splashing cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudq
    xandru?? is this the same zebuggi from goal.com??
    yes my friend. why?
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    Ara ghandna Malti iehor hawn Orrajt jew?

    I don't see Messi leaving Barcelona for a while for some reason but I think if he someday has to leave he'll remember Inter but I'm thinking in about 2 or 3 years later let's hope Messi has some kind of grudge with Rikjaard or the Barcelona board so we can sign him earlier

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    Beckham a star? of tv maybe, of football i don't think so....

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    I think if we signed Messi, bearing in mind we have Vieira, Cambiasso, Dacourt, we'd look at playing..


    Cambiasso Stankovic Vieira
    Messi

    or maybe swap cambiasso with stankovic, and give stankovic and vieira rights to roam down the wings

    Vieira said when he moved to Juventus that he was enjoying the more attacking role he was allowed, and with Cambiasso allowed to back track and cover for defence, we have three attaacking midfielders and two strikers to really tear a defence of 4 men to pieces, imho?

    It's not like we have many wingers at the moment anyway, let alone many decent ones... If we had Ronaldo and Nani or something, then it'd be a completely different story... But I'd rather drop Solari/Maicon/etc in a wing role and play Messi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xandru
    yes my friend. why?
    its JiP! lol, we need more videos!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Maltese Preacher
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    I don't see Messi leaving Barcelona for a while for some reason but I think if he someday has to leave he'll remember Inter but I'm thinking in about 2 or 3 years later let's hope Messi has some kind of grudge with Rikjaard or the Barcelona board so we can sign him earlier
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudq
    its JiP! lol, we need more videos!!!
    hi mate, i dont know the new goal forum link.
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    You touch valid points here, xandru. Good summing up.

    It's difficult to know how to react to this, as Inter are always surrounded by romours of new players coming to the club. I agree with you on the Beckham-replacing-Figo part. This would also might give Stankovic even more freedom to roam and focus a little more on the attacking part of his game. But there are more factors.

    I agree with you on Messi. I simply fail to see where Mancini would play him. It would be stupid to bench Zlatan when he's obviously playing in his ideal position and performing miracles like he is.

    The eventual transfer of Henry is as uncertain as it is thrilling. Henry is a more versatile player than Messi and I think he could co-operate with Ibra as a striker. On the other hand, it could be otherwise. I think Henry can work as a Crespo type of striker, but this would be a rather idiotic move. Henry is at his best when he is allowed to roam and create chances himself. This puts him in Ibra's position more or less. But he could also operate as the 1 in 4-3-1-2, something that Ibra obviously know how to as well. This obviously means that we have to let go of the possibility of buying Beckham (for ever) and Messi (for now). Then again, it's uncertain whether or not it's healthy for Inter to play Henry and Ibrahimovic at the same time, especially seeing that another striker has to be added to the starting line-up. In addition, we have offensive backs and Vieira, Cambiasso and Stankovic all like to come forward to back-up attacks.

    The solution of three strikers demands a lot from a team and its players. I don't think it's ideal for Inter. Therefore, from a sporting point of view, I only consider Beckham to be a transfer for the good of Inter.
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    Morrati want to have messi .. and he is going to make it ! once he liked someone he would love to him in inter's jersey .. whether the coach needed him or not !

    I think that beckham have the biggest chance to join inter beacuse figo wont stay after June. and the right wing will be Free, even if capitano will cover it and maicon will play right back .. mancini likes the forwarding tactics !!

    Henry with all do respect .. we have adriano, ibra, crespo, cruz and recoba .. no place for henry i see. inter should find young striker whick have no problem sitting on bench !!

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    Messi is the one I want. I see little bit of ell diego in him.

    And he can fit into the system.

    Mancini likes 4-3-1-2 this season. Messi is ideal as the guy behind ibra-crespo.

    Whether I am willing to spend 100 million on him is another matter entirely.
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    OR henry will be bought in order to trade with barca for messi
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    Wtf? Lol yeah buy Henry to trade him? I think Barca can buy Henry on their own lol.
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