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If we buy him back now then we won't do that to save that 4M but to actually keep him and probably rotate with Handa.

At the same time, I think that if we buy him it's just worth to take the risk. I just wouldn't pursue a strategy of buying an expensive GK and loaning Radu, considering we have more urgent purchases to make.
 

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I agree but at the same time thats the reason why Inter plays Borja Valero when Roma plays Zaniolo and Milan Donnarumma.

Right. But Roma is good at developing youngsters and Zaniolo was lucky to have his midfield teammates all injured. And it's easier for an outfield players, for a GK is way worse. It's harder to get in the first team. And the pressure is bigger as each mistake is 90% goal for the opposition.

While Donnaruma is the most hyped young GK in the world, there is difference between him and Radu. Donnaruma makes many mistakes as well but at the same time he is twice the GK Radu is currently despite being 2 years younger.

Exactly, Donnarumma is green too, but a starter at a big club at a young age.

We should cash in on Handanovic while we can!

I already gave Dollarumas and Radus opinion, as for Handa... We cannot cash him. He is 35, no club will pay anything for him.
 

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If he comes back here in the summer I give it 10 games until JJM gives him the nickname Donut Radu
 

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I don't know why we brought Radu, he is awful. He is not what who we need to replace Handanović.
 

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We did not buy him back yet, the management is keeping tabs on him and will decide probably after seeing the other transfers go through.

Inter do have a buy-back option on him, fixed for next summer [2019] at €12M or the following summer [2020] at €16M. The club does not want to lose the player and it remains to be seen if Inter will decide to acquire him back in about six months and then leave him at Genoa on loan for the 2019-2020 season. Another option is to wait until summer 2020 to bring him home. Radu can be included in the UEFA list as a youth academy product of the Nerazzurri.
 

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Inter 'to buy back Radu'

Inter have reportedly agreed to exercise their €12m option to buy back Genoa goalkeeper Ionut Radu this summer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Inter have been impressed with Radu’s performances at Genoa.

The 21-year-old joined Genoa on loan last summer with an obligation to buy for €9m, and he has gone on play 27 times for the Grifone, keeping a clean sheet against Juventus.

Romano adds ex-Roma sporting director Monchi had been interested in bringing the Romanian to the Olimpico before stepping down from his role at the capital club.

Furthermore, the Nerazzurri would have been liable to pay an extra €3m if they chose to buy Radu back next summer.

Nonetheless, they are expected to loan him out next term as Samir Handanovic will remain Inter’s undisputed No 1 for at least another campaign.
 

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12 mils? Imo way too expensive.
 

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12 mils? Imo way too expensive.

He's amongst the hottest prospects in Italian league, and already looks like a great goalkeeper. So, that's not too expensive considering that prices in football market are gone crazy.

Handa won't last any longer though (he will be 35 very soon). Radu looks like a perfect replacement for him.
 

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we also have that 18 year-old brazilian kid, Brazão.
 

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You guys really think he is one of the best young GKs in serie a? If you do... Ok lol..
 

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You guys really think he is one of the best young GKs in serie a? If you do... Ok lol..

Name some better young gk's than Radu...
 

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I like him from little what I saw of him , he is very explosive, quick reaction time, he isn't Handa on 1vs1 tbh but...
However I didn't see him enough to say more, about his positioning awareness, that's very important quality to have

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Name some better young gk's than Radu...

Its not important. Have you watched him regularly? The guy makes one insane save and than concede 3 retarded goals in a game.

Ps. Just to name a few: Gollini, Meret, Audero, Lafont, Cragno.. Not even mentioning the likes of Donnaruma and Strahosha who are already established GKs. He is not even in top 5 best young GKs in serie a, CURRENTLY.

He has talent but need at leas 3 more years as regular GK somewhere. I dont mind buying him (even tho quite expensive), but he needs to stay at lesser club for couple of yeara and then see what he is made of.
 

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I think 12m is an adequate price for Radu considering he's Genoa's first choice GK now. He has played all 32 games so far and that's great for his development.

That being said, it would be silly to buy him out now. As of now he's average at best. It'd be wiser to extend his loan and buy him out if he turns out to be the real deal.

We should keep the tradition of having world class GKs over the past decades. Anyone fancy a Oblak-Icardi swap?
 

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Name some better young gk's than Radu...

Onana!

But on a serious note.
I've not watched alot of games of him but from what I saw I think he will be a good addition if he developed him every year. Will he be a starter for Inter? I doubt it, buy maybe that is because Handanovic is now the standard.

For that kind of money we should get him back, isn't he also a youth product so we can use him for the CL as home-grown?
 
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He would definitely train himself up well while training with our AAA line of freekick takers in Politano, Candreva, and Perisic.
 

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I think 12m is an adequate price for Radu considering he's Genoa's first choice GK now. He has played all 32 games so far and that's great for his development.

That being said, it would be silly to buy him out now. As of now he's average at best. It'd be wiser to extend his loan and buy him out if he turns out to be the real deal.

We should keep the tradition of having world class GKs over the past decades. Anyone fancy a Oblak-Icardi swap?

Agreed RE Radu. His development is encouraging, and €12m doesn't seem unreasonable but ideally I'd like him to play few more seasons in Serie A before we make any decision over him.

As for Oblak, he literally signed a contract extension today, until 2023. Grain of salt stuff, but his agent also said smth like "juve are the only team in Italy" not too long ago .
 
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