I'm hoping we could use this thread for the discussion that has taken over the midfielders thread. Maybe the mods/admins could move the posts into this thread, as well.
The question is, is it necessary to have players, like Balotelli, that will sell jerseys and build Inter as a brand, even if it doesn't result in wins on the field.
I think so. So many of you forget that a huge number of us wouldn't be here talking about Inter if it wasn't for Ronaldo. Sure, it didn't translate into wins, but people loved him, and were drawn to Inter. Famous, skillful, and likable players like him and Balotelli are crucial towards creating a worldwide brand and large fanbase.