Mercato Team (Ausilio, Marotta, & Co.) and Strategies

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Goalkeepers have the longest average shelf life of any position. It also takes the longest to hit your prime.
I don't see why Handanovic can't be an elite keeper into his mid to late 30s
 

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I would like to see this next season
That Esposito kid looks comfortable playing the likes of BVB, Slavia...
But yeah maybe bring back Pinamonti too

Also Van De Beek would be nice, since Eriksen seems like a wet dream not reality signing, Ziyech also would do.
Zaracho, Milito approved Racing Trequartista seems interesting

De Paul, Kulusevski, Tonali seem rather realistic targets, as Mertens on a free.
Kurzawa on a free, I also like Menuier he can be a free agent option too

I prefer talented youngsters to... Some old guys a la Vidal, Giroud... They can go N9 do quickly... And we lose a Zaniolo again
Suning and Marotta put an end to this though I believe
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Why selling/not buying Asamoah and Biraghi while playing Dimarco? Dimarco is the worst between the three.
 

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I would get depressed if our left side is consisted of Kurzawa and Dimarco next season. They would even be a downgrade over what we currently have. Anyway, Asamoah isn't going anywhere. Few weeks ago it was reported we're in talks with his agent over a contract extension.
 

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Asa is our best choice for the left wing. Biraghi so far looks like a Santon's reincarnation. Di Marco probably also mediocre as hell but we need to see him playing couple of games to verify this thought.

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Any other LWB/LB choices that have been at Inter/primavera before? I'd love Telles back, otherwise I'm not sure who is going to replace Asamoah. We don't even have a good enough Asa sub.
 

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Who here has seen Di Marco really play more than 2 full games? Can't judge him without seeing him much ffs... I didn't either just... I DON'T LIKE Asamoah or Biraghi at all

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The 2 biggest needs of this team are a world class midfielder (as Sensi is injury prone) and a WORLD CLASS left back:

Tagliafico - Gayá - Reguilon (madrid already has marcelo and mendy) - Marcos Alonso
 

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I truly dislike Marcos Alonso, as a player and as a person. Tagliafico I could get behind, with Asamoah around for rotation.
 

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Renan Lodi would have been a good transfer here but we decided to spend that money on Lazaro.
 

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Who here has seen Di Marco really play more than 2 full games? Can't judge him without seeing him much ffs... I didn't either just... I DON'T LIKE Asamoah or Biraghi at all

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We don't but Conte sees him on a daily basis, and he puts him below Biraghi in his pecking order...it speaks volume!
I trust Conte with his judgement.
 

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I truly dislike Marcos Alonso, as a player and as a person. Tagliafico I could get behind, with Asamoah around for rotation.

I assume you're referencing the drunk driving incident where he killed some people? Or is there more to Alonso than that?
 

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I assume you're referencing the drunk driving incident where he killed some people? Or is there more to Alonso than that?

It's 99% that, as well as being part of that Chelsea team that turned on Conte (obviously I'm not saying it was just him), which is not the kind of attitude that's needed around here when things appear to be going so smoothly.
 

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Marcus Alonso also is not a very good player, probably the worst defending fullback ive ever seen.
 

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The 2 biggest needs of this team are a world class midfielder (as Sensi is injury prone) and a WORLD CLASS left back:

Tagliafico - Gayá - Reguilon (madrid already has marcelo and mendy) - Marcos Alonso

Gaya has been my dream signing for years. I really don't know how that player is still at Valencia.

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Marcus Alonso also is not a very good player, probably the worst defending fullback ive ever seen.

I believe he would be decent under Conte but we don't need decent anymore. We have that in Asamoah. We need someone who's gonna be great.
 

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Who here has seen Di Marco really play more than 2 full games? Can't judge him without seeing him much ffs... I didn't either just... I DON'T LIKE Asamoah or Biraghi at all

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I actually have seen him 3 times, live, unless you mean under Conte, which is of course impossible.
To be honest, I was surprised that the club even decided to keep him. He is simply not very good, absolutely awful crosser. Actually, when it comes to this when we played Italy in Bologna in U21 we joked every time he had a ball that these are our safest moments of the game and unfortunately this joke was purely justified, the balls he was kicking were far from anything that could be remotely dangerous. IMO worst player on the pitch in that game, from both teams.
If you think that him not playing now is some Conte bullshit (which, as you can probably guess by now, I do not), then how do you explain that he wasn't even a nailed-on starter in Parma, especially as a person who if I recall correctly on a few occasions said that someone is a Parma-player material, not Inter-player material?

It's some wishful thinking on your side. I strongly suspect him leaving in January.
 

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At this point it looks strongly we need to go all-in in the January market. We need to get two midfielders and a striker. Our current midfielders are too injuryprone or having/getting back from big injury. We have a shot at Scudetto if we don't fuck up the December completely. We have 1 point lead. That's nothing but we are still leading. Juventus is completely concentrating on the CL. They will have lapses like they did today.

But we need to bolster our squad to have a real shot. We cannot compete at two fronts with this squad (Serie A + CL/EL). By getting 2x mid + 1 fw, we have a shot at Scudetto. And I'm not talking about kuckas or matics but some real reinforcements.
 

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1) Handanovic
2) Skriniar
3) Godin
4) De Vrij
5) D'Ambrosio
6) Candreva
7) Lautaro
8) Lukaku
9) Barella
10) Padelli
11) Asamoah
12) Lazaro
13)Brozovic14) Politano
15) Sanchez
16) Ranocchia
17) Vecino
18) Gagliardini
19) Borja Valero
20) Sensi

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21) Bastoni (u21)
22) Biraghi (club trained)
23) Berni (club trained?)
24) Esposito (u21)
25) Dimarco (club trained)

We need 17 players + 8 home grown of which 4 are club trained. The u21 do not count to the list but I've added them to the club trained list. Berni I'm not so sure but he's definitely home grown. If we can replace him for a u21 GK it should free a roster spot. We have several home grown players as we only have 12 'others', so we could really go for it if we wanted to.

There should be no big restrictions here for our winter mercato so we should be able to add +2 players and use Bastoni & Esposito as U21s.
 

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I'm pretty sure Berni isn't club trained, he's association trained. I've gone over this about six times over the years. We've never included him as club trained on European squad lists, which seemingly validates this thought?
 

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At this point it looks strongly we need to go all-in in the January market. We need to get two midfielders and a striker. Our current midfielders are too injuryprone or having/getting back from big injury. We have a shot at Scudetto if we don't fuck up the December completely. We have 1 point lead. That's nothing but we are still leading. Juventus is completely concentrating on the CL. They will have lapses like they did today.

But we need to bolster our squad to have a real shot. We cannot compete at two fronts with this squad (Serie A + CL/EL). By getting 2x mid + 1 fw, we have a shot at Scudetto. And I'm not talking about kuckas or matics but some real reinforcements.

Unless we sell one of Gagliardini and Vecino, expecting two midfielders in January is too optimistic in my opinion. At best we will sign one midfielder and one forward. Anyway, i think our winter mercato depends on where we end in CL group. If we qualify to the next round, we may spend big in January. Else, i am expecting low cost deals like Matic and Giroud.
 
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