2023/2024 Forwards Rumours Thread

Who would you prefer we sign as our striker?


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NimAraya

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What is interesting to me there are these Gudmundsson and Raspadori rumors in the first place. Taremi is already booked so the rumor mongers are already considering we're still going to sign a forward. Meaning we try to dump Arnautovic out, or would he stay as 5th striker (heavy salary for that role)?

Could be also we're just doing preparation work for the case a big offer arrives for some of our players.
Starting the season with 4 forwards was always a bad idea. It's the 3rd season in a row we are dealing with injuries upfront and had to play with 3 forwards in several matches. If our available forwards struggle at the time things get worse as well. For example against Atletico if we had more than Sanchez on the bench the final result could be different. We need five forwards for the next season and Taremi and Arna don't convince to be our sole options from the bench, so it's understandable that the board is thinking about another forward. Arna should gladly take the 5th spot, as he hasn't showed enough to be our first option from the bench.
 

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Starting the season with 4 forwards was always a bad idea. It's the 3rd season in a row we are dealing with injuries upfront and had to play with 3 forwards in several matches. If our available forwards struggle at the time things get worse as well. For example against Atletico if we had more than Sanchez on the bench the final result could be different. We need five forwards for the next season and Taremi and Arna don't convince to be our sole options from the bench, so it's understandable that the board is thinking about another forward. Arna should gladly take the 5th spot, as he hasn't showed enough to be our first option from the bench.
Yeah I understand this.

It's just hard for me to see how we could have 5 forwards, everyone making some real salary. I mean, Arnautovic is not exactly playing with youngster level salary. My understanding is we still need to keep cutting costs to break even eventually so I just don't see us going to the next season with 5 qualified forwards. Someone like Carboni could be that 5th forward (because of the salary), but that's another discussion, is it smart for kid's progress.
 

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Yeah I understand this.

It's just hard for me to see how we could have 5 forwards, everyone making some real salary. I mean, Arnautovic is not exactly playing with youngster level salary. My understanding is we still need to keep cutting costs to break even eventually so I just don't see us going to the next season with 5 qualified forwards. Someone like Carboni could be that 5th forward (because of the salary), but that's another discussion, is it smart for kid's progress.
I don't exactly remember Arna's salary but I doubt it was very high, something around 2-3m IIRC. So far nothing shows that the club is counting on Carboni for the next season, he will mostly likely go out on loan again. Yeah we might struggle with the salaries a bit, but with Cuadrado, Klassen, Sensi, Sanchez and Correa out we could manage to keep the salaries more or less the same as this season's.
 

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Arna's salary is 3.5m. Maybe with bonuses and with Growth Decree so not exactly high for the club but still. It's a real salary, compared to let's say a kid like Carboni.

Goes a bit offtopic, but those guys going out doesn't mean much. We need to bring guys in too to replace the slots in the roster.

- Taremi will be about the same as Sanchez
- Zielinski will be about actually more than Klaassen + Sensi
- Buchanan is cheaper than Cuadrado
- Correa salary isn't paid by us this season

Then we need to give pay raises to Lautaro and Barella (and Inzaghi).

So the cost control will be important and that's why I don't think we gonna see "real" 5th forward (in terms of salary paid).
 

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I have a hunch if gudmundson comes, inzaghi will play him as midfielder, lol. He definitely reminds me of mkhi and has those qualities...
 

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I have a hunch if gudmundson comes, inzaghi will play him as midfielder, lol. He definitely reminds me of mkhi and has those qualities...

First thing that came to my mind judging on the little time I've watched Gudmundson. He seems more like a playmaker, confident, and also a threat in the penalty area. Actual real forwards will be Lautaro and Taremi. Put Thuram into the mix and Inzaghi will have plenty of different options. Way better than this season.
 

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Gudmunson doesn't strike me as a forward. He is more suitable asLCM or even LWB in our system imo.
 

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Gudmunson doesn't strike me as a forward. He is more suitable asLCM or even LWB in our system imo.
If we are looking for such profiles we have already a 40m-rated on loan. Much younger, free, playing for Argentina NT at teenager age so crazier ceiling. Save those 30m.

I am not comfortable sacrificing him for Gudmunsson. Buy back clause or not doesn't matter in this case. As if we rated our kid 20m+ we never has that money to buy him back.
 

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Yea.. I don't get why we won't try playing Carboni. If Carboni was owned by Boca Jrs and is playing at this level we would be trying to throw 40 mil at him instead.,
 

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Yea.. I don't get why we won't try playing Carboni. If Carboni was owned by Boca Jrs and is playing at this level we would be trying to throw 40 mil at him instead.,
Because Inter, we will use him as a bargain chip to get a 5-10m discount
 

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The real questions are: Is Carboni an upgrade vs Sanchez/Correa? Moreover, is Gudmunsson better than Thuram? Lastly, is Taremi a better option than Arnautovic/Thuram? New depth in a goalkeeper, central defense, and perhaps another backup for the Inter's "wingers" are vital as well.
 

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My nuts are upgrade over Correa, but it will be really stupid to keep Carboni and use him 10min in every other game. He needs to play regularly next 2 seasons and after that to get a chance if he develops properly.
 

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My nuts are upgrade over Correa, but it will be really stupid to keep Carboni and use him 10min in every other game. He needs to play regularly next 2 seasons and after that to get a chance if he develops properly.
That's the ideal scenario if we are rich. But we must think of Inter-the-club before one's career.

If we buy another striker e.g. Gudmunsson we must sacrifice Carboni; or keep and save extra 15m, what's your choice?

Yes I mean losing him definitely coz I don't think we could ever spend 25m+ for a kid, buyback clause or not. When he blossoms is already out of our reach.
 

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That's the ideal scenario if we are rich. But we must think of Inter-the-club before one's career.

If we buy another striker e.g. Gudmunsson we must sacrifice Carboni; or keep and save extra 15m, what's your choice?

Yes I mean losing him definitely coz I don't think we could ever spend 25m+ for a kid, buyback clause or not. When he blossoms is already out of our reach.
Depends how is structured the deal. If he sell Carboni for 15-20mln and have a reasonable buy back clause for next two seasons, and buy Gudmunson for 30mln, it doesn't look so bad. But, there is huge BUT, if Inzaghi knows how to integrate Gudmunson properly in the first team, or at least if he is a first opinion off the bench. Im personally not a big fan for Gudmunson, but he seems capable of fulfilling different roles. From another hand Inzaghi looks like have very specific role for each player, and doesn't like to deviate from it. Honestly I'd prefer Lookman, as he has a clear position,and has some special attributes. Considering that Atalanta will want to redeem De Catelare, and they will need money, Lookman could be available for 30-35mln imo.
 

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Lookman isn't Inter material, stop throwing that name around

Unless it's a bosman as the 5th option, let go
 

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I like Gudmunson as a bench midfield option more than Lookman as a bench attacking option.
 
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