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Frankly he would be a better penalty taker than Alexis, Dzeko, or Martinez.

Firmly against this signing, though.
Against Alexis and Dzeko maybe, not against Lautaro. Insigne just reeks choking.
 

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Speaking on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel, as reported by FCInterNews, the 43-year-old heaped praise on Barella and also gave his thoughts on Inter-linked Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori.

“I like Raspadori as a first striker,” Nicola Ventola stated. “I would insist on him, he is also very good with his back to goal, to pick up the team.”
 

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How the hell can one prefer Belotti over Insigne?

My guess is that its people who like someone being younger, even though Belotti is just 2 years younger than Insigne. Just like some people were delighted by us signing average players like Correa, but have been against Inter signing Dzeko over the last 2 years. Coz in terms of quality, Insigne is a quality wing-forward / support striker and Belotti is just an average CF.

If we keep signing mediocre players like Belotti, Hakan, Correa just because they are "younger" or "free", we will become a mediocre mid table club. I would prefer Inter sign 1 quality player instead of 3 mediocre ones like Belotti, Nandez, etc.
 

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My guess is that its people who like someone being younger, even though Belotti is just 2 years younger than Insigne. Just like some people were delighted by us signing average players like Correa, but have been against Inter signing Dzeko over the last 2 years. Coz in terms of quality, Insigne is a quality wing-forward / support striker and Belotti is just an average CF.

If we keep signing mediocre players like Belotti, Hakan, Correa just because they are "younger" or "free", we will become a mediocre mid table club. I would prefer Inter sign 1 quality player instead of 3 mediocre ones like Belotti, Nandez, etc.
If you mean that Insigne will have Dzeko's effect but Belotti will be nothing special, i don't agree. Insigne will be more like Hakan or Alexis imo. Old and declining player with huge salary and almost no final product. Belotti will be also free agent, and if we can get him for a low fee in January he could be very useful as he's much more suitable for Dzeko's rotation. Something that we desperately lack so far.
 

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My guess is that its people who like someone being younger, even though Belotti is just 2 years younger than Insigne. Just like some people were delighted by us signing average players like Correa, but have been against Inter signing Dzeko over the last 2 years. Coz in terms of quality, Insigne is a quality wing-forward / support striker and Belotti is just an average CF.

If we keep signing mediocre players like Belotti, Hakan, Correa just because they are "younger" or "free", we will become a mediocre mid table club. I would prefer Inter sign 1 quality player instead of 3 mediocre ones like Belotti, Nandez, etc.
We have had many SS already (Correa, Lautaro, Sanchez, and the youngsters). Pairing an inverted winger like Insigne and another SS works only in Fifa. It's like paying 6m to buy a golden hammer to chop trees. Never be efficient.

Belotti simply fits the glove more to share minutes with Dzeko. He is a striker (most important), young, free, and cheap salary.

I might agree on the mediocrity reasoning if you can suggest a better striker? I really doubt. Remember the other ridiculous "options" last summer? Vlahovic 70m, Zapata 40m, Scammacca 30m and such. No, those or Insigne-striker are not better deals than a free-Belotti, not matter how low you rate him.
 

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Yeah, Belotti would be very good addition. Depending how much Dzeko slows down during the season. If he looks the same next summer, Belotti will be perfect.

IMO if Dzeko can't be relied on to play as the main striker (like now), then we need to add a main striker and then Belotti is not an answer.
 

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I might agree on the mediocrity reasoning if you can suggest a better striker?
Seems that the club found him: Paul Onuachu @transfermarkt

Consistent goal-scorer: 29 goals in 33 league matches last season, 9 in 9 this season! 2.01m tall!


Reports suggest Inter are among the contenders for KRC Genk and Nigeria international striker Paul Onuachu.

The 27-year-old made the move from FC Midtjylland to Genk in 2019 and is having a great campaign, scoring 11 goals in just 14 competitive appearances so far this season.

His height is the main selling point, standing at 2.01 metres (6ft 7in), which prompted comparisons with current Inter centre-forward Edin Dzeko and former San Siro player Nwankwo Kanu.

Alexis Sanchez is widely expected to leave Inter in January, which opens up a slot for a new forward.

However, the Nerazzurri face competition from Atletico Madrid and Arsenal, while the €25m asking price is also a huge sticking point.

Onuachu only recently extended his contract to June 2024.
> Could be signed for €20m.

Yes, it`s not the most difficult leage but he`s a machine. And we all know KRC Genk do their homework when it comes to scouting (Sander Berge, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Castagne, etc.). If you want to buy cheaper players with high work ethic and lower wage, there are few better boutiques out there.

Any FIF`ers from Belgium can write a couple of words about him?
 
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If you mean that Insigne will have Dzeko's effect but Belotti will be nothing special, i don't agree. Insigne will be more like Hakan or Alexis imo. Old and declining player with huge salary and almost no final product. Belotti will be also free agent, and if we can get him for a low fee in January he could be very useful as he's much more suitable for Dzeko's rotation. Something that we desperately lack so far.

I am not saying we should sign Insigne and not get a "back up/alternative" for Dzeko. I was just comparing Insigne's quality as a support striker / winger vs Belotti's mediocrity as a No 9. Obviously they play completely different roles, and its not an either/or. As I have been saying from the beginning, Inter fucked up going after Correa last summer. We needed a No 9, not a 3rd choice support striker with average quality. We already had Martinez and Sanchez for that role, and they both are superior to Correa in quality.

As for Dzeko alternative, Belotti is a mediocre No 9 IMO. Inter need a quality No 9 coz Dzeko will not be able to play 90 minutes every match day. There is also a serious risk of long injury with someone of his age. We need someone who can make Dzeko a super-sub. Belotti ain't that.

I am just dead against buying mediocre players, just coz they are "free" or younger. Thats what we did during the banter era. Correa, Hakan and now Belotti are those kind of signings. Waste of money, and very hard to get rid of.
 

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I am not saying we should sign Insigne and not get a "back up/alternative" for Dzeko. I was just comparing Insigne's quality as a support striker / winger vs Belotti's mediocrity as a No 9. Obviously they play completely different roles, and its not an either/or. As I have been saying from the beginning, Inter fucked up going after Correa last summer. We needed a No 9, not a 3rd choice support striker with average quality. We already had Martinez and Sanchez for that role, and they both are superior to Correa in quality.

As for Dzeko alternative, Belotti is a mediocre No 9 IMO. Inter need a quality No 9 coz Dzeko will not be able to play 90 minutes every match day. There is also a serious risk of long injury with someone of his age. We need someone who can make Dzeko a super-sub. Belotti ain't that.

I am just dead against buying mediocre players, just coz they are "free" or younger. Thats what we did during the banter era. Correa, Hakan and now Belotti are those kind of signings. Waste of money, and very hard to get rid of.
I don't think that Belotti is so mediocre as you make it and that Insigne is so quality to justify 6mln+ wage, even as a free agent. If he was, De Laurentis would already have offered him a new deal. I watched a couple of Napoli games so far, and they are carried by their midfield and Oshimen. Insigne is just a supplementary and easy replaceable player there. Something like Callejon in his last season in Naples.
IMO Belotti is ok for Dzeko's rotation, considering that his value in January will be low enough to afford him, and he won't ask for some crazy salary. He would be decent for Serie A and maybe not so in CL, but anyway with our financial situation right now, i don't think that CL is main priority. And from the other hand, Dzeko is shot-therm and declining solution. You never know when his form will rapidly drop or some injury will take him away for several weeks. So, i'd rather have Belotti on disposal just in case instead of nobody.
 
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