Diego Godin

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  • 10 - Will be one of the absolutely best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matheus)

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  • 4 - Below average, not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

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  • 3 - Anonymous player who will never be remembered through the fact nobody expected anything from him

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

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Jusef

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Do you want skriniar on the bench or starting? Because Godin proved more capable. I doubt Skri wants another year as second option and you dont want to sell skriniar, so what should inter do.

If the move is to give skri another chance, then Godin's wages are wasted as a bench player.

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Skriniar would have been sold this year if Inter recieved the appropriate valuation and will probably sell if they do. So this argument is neither here nor there.

This whole issue is one of squad depth. If it's for bringing in a talent than great but it doesn't appear that way.
 

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This is incredibly confusing from a competitive perspective. Kumbulla rumours died off a while ago, so our backup CBs are going to be pretty bad unless something unexpected happens...but its pretty known we have no money to spend.

I wonder how much of this is freeing his wages just so we can afford to pay Vidal.

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From a sporting perspective, this is good news.

But I feel a little disappointed personally. Godin is a great player, person, and a champion. I want him to be playing for something important. Maybe a free transfer to PSG or Chelsea would also suit. But this is what it is.

I don't understand the concern about our defensive options here.
D'Ambrosio/Skriniar/De Vrij/Bastoni/Kolarov/(Darmian) are good enough. We get rid of Ranocchia and Godin, and there are two incoming ones. Both the incoming ones are better on the ball than the outgoing ones. And neither of them are expensive or on long term contracts. So these are clearly transfers for the coming season.

We probably will go for a young defender next year.
 

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Going to be hilarious when Godin is making half of What Rano makes and is a starter. Yet all you guys go wow!! Rano is such a nice guy!!
 

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Going to be hilarious when Godin is making half of What Rano makes and is a starter. Yet all you guys go wow!! Rano is such a nice guy!!

Godin is not going to reduce his salary that much. He will still make like 3x what Rano makes.
 

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Skriniar would have been sold this year if Inter recieved the appropriate valuation and will probably sell if they do. So this argument is neither here nor there.

This whole issue is one of squad depth. If it's for bringing in a talent than great but it doesn't appear that way.
I was in favour of selling skriniar based on this season's performance, but it seems the club has faith that he can improve and increase his value which is currently at its lowest. Salary remains an issue apparently, so Godin making 5mil to he a backup is a waste of his talents and our resources.

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Like said, we've been selling Skriniar for some time. No adequate offer has arrived. Apparently we now decided to pull the plug with Godin and send him away. Need to generate money / free room in salary budget some way.

Basically Vidal comes in and replaces Godin's salary.
 

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Question: Does this make Skriniar the starting RCB so he can cover for Hakimi who lacks defensive prowess? Or Dambro because he can hold the ball and pass forward better? I'm guessing a rotation til one overtakes the over.
 

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Question: Does this make Skriniar the starting RCB so he can cover for Hakimi who lacks defensive prowess? Or Dambro because he can hold the ball and pass forward better? I'm guessing a rotation til one overtakes the over.

This mercato has been so unpredictable that any guess would be very risky. Even the reliable sources have no idea about our mercato. They report something only when the deal is at an advanced stage.
 

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This mercato has been so unpredictable that any guess would be very risky. Even the reliable sources have no idea about our mercato. They report something only when the deal is at an advanced stage.
Does this mean we solved the leak problem we had?

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Yeah where is the mole when we need him.

Next time we wake up one morning and find out Lautaro & De Vrij swapped for Firpo & Vidal and we paid 10 m.

We need to be prepared next time we get raided.
 

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Player who has won some trophies, has taken part in few finals including two CL finals, and he would be happy playing in Sardinia? Give me a break.

This is nothing else than financial move by Inter. We want to clean his salary out of the way. Pretty positive Conte isn't too happy.

I hope the replacement is Kumbulla and not Darmian.

I think Kumbulla would only replace Skriniar. I think their thought process it is if they can get 60 million for Skriniar, they can buy Kumbulla for 20-25, and pocket the 30-35 million.

I highly doubt they're going to spend money on Kumbulla with Skriniar here.
 

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Question: Does this make Skriniar the starting RCB so he can cover for Hakimi who lacks defensive prowess? Or Dambro because he can hold the ball and pass forward better? I'm guessing a rotation til one overtakes the over.

Sure as hell better not mean Dumbo starts. I know lately a lot if people seem to love him and of course I do appreciate that he gives it his all but he’s not good enough to be a starter. No fucking chance
 

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I think Kumbulla would only replace Skriniar. I think their thought process it is if they can get 60 million for Skriniar, they can buy Kumbulla for 20-25, and pocket the 30-35 million.

I highly doubt they're going to spend money on Kumbulla with Skriniar here.

Yeah, that's what I've thought about too. We need more quality to the defence but is Kumbulla the best choice here? They would eat each others minutes and both being young, they are like not going anywhere anytime soon. One scenario would be to get Kumbulla and groom him into the team and the club and then sell Skriniar next summer for big plusvalenza. Honestly I wouldn't like selling Skriniar but can see this kind of scenario.

Just releasing Godin only to save his salary cost is a bit letdown for me. We hurt ourselves quality-wise with this move. So if Vidal is the "replacement" then, we add to the midfield but subtract from the defence.
 

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Skriniar/D'ambro ---- De Vrij/Skriniar ------ Bastoni/Kolarov

Why more?
 

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So where does Pirola figure in this? I thought Conte liked the cut of his jib.
 

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So when Conte complained about a lack of depth, leadership and championship-winning experience in the squad (Sensi from Sassuolo and Barella from Cagliari) the answer was to replace a La Liga winning, twice EL champion, twice CL runner-up, Copa America winning captain and veteran with 135 international caps, and for a while, arguably the best defender on a planet, with Matteo Darmian.
 
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