La Grande Inter
La Grande Inter
- Apr 19, 2009
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REVOLUTION IN DEFENSE
- Defensive department is expected to see major changes.
- Skriniar-PSG, down to the final stretch. De Vrij’s future is in balance. And Inter will raise a new wall.
- Even the Dutch defender could leave. Inter are the closest to Milenkovic and want to negotiate with Torino for Bremer.
Last effort - We need another increase to get to the contract signing part. Meanwhile, PSG and Skriniar already have an agreement in principle: five-year deal at €7.7M net plus bonuses that could boost his wages to as much as €9M. Impossible to say no, despite the love for Inter and the desire to stay in Milan. In Paris, he will be expected to play a leading role in the defense of one of the favorites for the Champions League title in the coming years. Waiting him in Paris is also his friend Hakimi who according to rumors tried to soften Skriniar’s stance in the early days of talks between the clubs. That has proven to be fruitful. And now, all that remains is to wait for PSG’s final effort, which will come as soon as the issue related to its coach is resolved. The continuous contacts between the clubs in the last few days lead to optimism: PSG are ready to sign a top defensive player while Inter, as required by Suning, will have to get closer to the €60M and will have some money left to fix its defense.
De Vrij - It will be two new signings, if not three, for Inter’s defense. That number will depend on the future of De Vrij: his contract expires in a year and that will surely disturb the player and the team in the upcoming months, and at the moment, there is no appointment on the agenda to talk extension. De Vrij is 30 years old and makes almost €4M net a year: should offers arrive, Inter will consider them in order not to risk repeating the Perisic case. Manchester United have turned its radar on the Dutch and he is waiting for a call from Inter or others but he will not clash with the club: it is not in his nature to make noise but if he thinks that it’s over then there is no way to make him change his mind.
Objectives - Marotta and Ausilio are trying to push for at least one defender very soon, considering that the new season (preparation) starts next Wednesday on July 6th. Milenkovic is the easiest objective: he has a promise from Fiorentina to let him go for €15M. There is already an agreement with Inter, with a contract worth €2.5M net. But at the top of Inter’s list remains the name of Bremer (also wanted by Juventus and Milan), the best defender of last season, who recently confessed that in his future there is the Champions League. He has already said yes to Inter but an agreement with Torino is far from simple. They value the defender at €50m, simply too much for Inter. But market scenarios are endless and the transfer season has just begun. If Bremer is to be the new Skriniar, Inter will have to find the right strategy to get to the end.
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