A lot has been said that for next season we need an offensive midfielder, more or less a playmaker. Looking at the team we have this season, this might be the case, unless Zac start using Stankovic as one, and see how he does.
What we have forgotten is that we have two very offensive players on loan to other teams. I´m not talking about Stephane Dalmat whom I admitidelly, and sadly, have to say have no future with us. Dalmat and Inter should be a closed chapter, unless he really has gotten a different attitude to the game.
We can all agree on that the project of having youngsters that performs like Kaka, has not been that successful. I DO think we have been able to take use of Emre´s talent though, but that his fitness is an issue.
The two players we have loaned out are:
Carlos Alberto- Porto
A left flanked forward more or less. Could play as a left winger in a 4-4-2 of what I have seen, or even as a striker. He´s only like 19 years old and being preferred in this years CL ahead of other players in a strong team like Porto.
I´ve only seen him a few times, but he´s already impressing me. We have made a true gem with this player, if we take him seriously. He could just as well end up being another Pirlo if we don´t give him a chance.
Ianis Zicu- Parma
A very slow player! But seems to have great ball control and workrate. It´s just a shame that he´s so slow. Seen him a few times also. Could be the future Mutu, perhaps.
With these two avaliable in a couple of years time, what should be done about next season then? Because if I have understood it correctly, both these players are set to stay with Porto respective Parma also for next season.
Diego is the name rumoured to us. But let us not kid ourselves, that we will be able to turn Diego into a new Kaka on his first season. It takes more than one season to settle at Inter.
And also, having Diego, Carlos Alberto and Zicu all at once, will be too much. We need to make choices.
Carlos Alberto is really someone I am eager to see at Inter in a couple of years time.
For offensive midfielder position, we have many choices. No need to scream about that position. To me, we have for this season and next season two very good options- Dejan Stankovic and Karagounis. Experienced players with one year settlement in the team. These are the players I feel can do the biggest impact on that position next season.
On the other hand, we need to face it, that the generation we currently have, has such poor mentality that we can only wait for the next generation of Inter to have a different attitude. This generation to me is players such as Carlos Alberto and Zicu, players who hasn´t experienced the worst scenarios.
We´re covered. No need to buy a damn thing for next season. Take usage of the players we already have, instead of adding more and more players to our already huge squad.