- Dec 21, 2015
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To be fair, while both are great transfers, Arthur definitely is the biggest move here.
Saw this today..
When you look at this vs signing Hakimi you can understand the contribution of Sunning and co in just 4 years.
Suning factor as well. We now have the money to make these deals happen. We're not the beggars who want to take Modric for free anymore.
I don't think so honestly. Signing one of the best right wing backs around beating the likes of City and Bayern to the race is for me way more impressive than signing Arthur just because it's FFP era.
Of course, I mentioned this earlier. I also gave Spalletti his due credit for returning Inter to its rightful place. Conte and Marotta were brought to sustain Inter at the level Suning's decisions brought it at, they are not the reason for anything. Yet. We'll see if they are. Marotta is probably sticking around for longer than Conte so he probably will end up with some success, he has been put in a great position to succeed after that crazy Empoli win last season. With Conte I'm not so sure. And the only player we could say that we've signed due to Conte was Lukaku and he didn't come at a discount and he had already accepted a move to Juventus before completing the deal with us, so it's not like it's "Conte or no one else" for him. For some bizarre and unwarranted reason people think that Conte attracts players to us.
But signing the best available players is something that Inter has historically done, it's not something that Suning brought to us. We're not new to this despite several people here have no idea of what Inter's stature in world football really is because they weren't around or are unaware of the club's story.
Saying that, it's too early to say that Hakimi is one of the best of anything. He's had a solid season with Dortmund and he has potential, but it's not like we're signing 2009 Maicon or 1998 Cafu.
Is Marca biased in some form? Like anti-Madrid or on the contrary, supporting Madrid? They seem quite vehement on this topic
Marca writes, “Real Madrid have embarked on a journey to sign more and more young players. The world of football is increasingly difficult to understand. In some cases, that policy is fine and in others it is not. But the one thing that we have no explanation for is to have a player who grew up in your youth sector and is now a star player and then sell him. This is the case of Achraf.”
Marca continues, “Achraf Hakimi arrived at Real Madrid at just eight or nine years old. He crawled and scratched all the way up to the first team. But in his first year there was little room for him to play and so he went out on loan at Borussia Dortmund where he emerged as one of the best full-backs in European football. He has speed and knows how to score (9 goals and 10 assists this season). It is incomprehensible that Real Madrid can let go of a 21-year-old who had spectacular performances in the Bundesliga. Unless there is something else that we do not know, we do not understand their position. Maybe they will spend €50M to buy someone who is worse than Hakimi. There are strange things in football and this is one of Real Madrid. We will see if this is a serious mistake. We do think so. Time will tell.”
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