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

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So basically having Skriniar extend his contract is our best bet for the next transfer window

Or someone buys our team and we actually have money to reinforce

I just hope he don’t do panic extensions for a fringe players.
 

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It's hilarious that we basically need a mini-rebuild due to many contract situations, but do not have the money for ANYTHING.
I think it's time we do a rebuild. Next summer is the perfect year to ditch the 3 at the back and go for a coach who can play a 4.

Gosens will leave and dumfries not too enough darmian another year older and not good enough. Bellanova has potential but not good enough, so we already need 2/3 wingbacks of much better quality

Dr vrijs contract expires soon? Sell him if we renew skriniar.

Barella broz and hakan are fine in a 3 but we need depth.

Our strikers are shit, sell correa for anything. Release dzeko. Lautaro will prob stay, get a sub for him.

Wingers is the problem, we need good tricky wingers. Maybe this is the time to get berardi?

This team needs a rebuild, we've been praying for another scudetto with this group but won't happen.
 

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Management should really pressure Zhang to allow something to be invested to the team in January window. This is a golden opportunity. Full focus on CL now so we need more depth to secure the top 4. Anything can happen in CL and there's money to be made out there.
 

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Management should really pressure Zhang to allow something to be invested to the team in January window. This is a golden opportunity. Full focus on CL now so we need more depth to secure the top 4. Anything can happen in CL and there's money to be made out there.

Do you mean we stand a chance of winning the trophy at the end? :D
 

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I mean we need to try. There's money, there's exposure to be made.
 

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I dunno. There is a different approach in CL games, so you need a team of great character to overcome the high pressure, especially when you have to overcome the first leg result for example, something which I highly doubt our team is capable of pulling off.
 

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Management should really pressure Zhang to allow something to be invested to the team in January window. This is a golden opportunity. Full focus on CL now so we need more depth to secure the top 4. Anything can happen in CL and there's money to be made out there.

we can Beat Porto and should beat Porto. After that it's over. We aren't beating any of the other teams left unless we someone how get Napoli beat them in a troll win.

Management and ownership knows even dropping 500 million we aren't winning champions league and chance of a top 4 finish is super unlikely now regardless of what they spend. they need to sell the club before we crash out and are worth less than we are now.
 

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we can Beat Porto and should beat Porto. After that it's over. We aren't beating any of the other teams left unless we someone how get Napoli beat them in a troll win.

Management and ownership knows even dropping 500 million we aren't winning champions league and chance of a top 4 finish is super unlikely now regardless of what they spend. they need to sell the club before we crash out and are worth less than we are now.
We're 3 points from top 4,its not super unlikely. However, if we don't start winning big games then we are fucked.
 

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we can Beat Porto and should beat Porto. After that it's over. We aren't beating any of the other teams left unless we someone how get Napoli beat them in a troll win.

Management and ownership knows even dropping 500 million we aren't winning champions league and chance of a top 4 finish is super unlikely now regardless of what they spend. they need to sell the club before we crash out and are worth less than we are now.
There are matchups where the winner is NOT Real/City/Bayern level opponent. Milan-Spurs, Benfica-Brugge, Dortmund-Chelsea.
 

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I think it's time we do a rebuild. Next summer is the perfect year to ditch the 3 at the back and go for a coach who can play a 4.

Gosens will leave and dumfries not too enough darmian another year older and not good enough. Bellanova has potential but not good enough, so we already need 2/3 wingbacks of much better quality

Dr vrijs contract expires soon? Sell him if we renew skriniar.

Barella broz and hakan are fine in a 3 but we need depth.

Our strikers are shit, sell correa for anything. Release dzeko. Lautaro will prob stay, get a sub for him.

Wingers is the problem, we need good tricky wingers. Maybe this is the time to get berardi?

This team needs a rebuild, we've been praying for another scudetto with this group but won't happen.
Will just paste my deleted post from the Inter general stuff thread cause people rarely post there but your post is a fit answer to what I wonder:

Would you stick to 3-5-2 and have Limone stay or search for similar coaches that play this formation, or ditch it and start all over again?

I think sticking to this formation makes no sense with average wingbacks like Dimarco, Dumfries, Darmian etc.

In theory it's a good formation. The midfield is packed with different types of midfielders and you have wing backs running up and down the pitch to both defend and attack. But it's not all that simple to make it work. It's not a surprise that few elite teams, if any, use it. There are Conte and Limone religiously follow it but that's it. Other guys like Tuchel, Potter etc. play with 3 at the back sometimes or more often but a bit different, 4 in the midfield and 3 upfront or some other variation of this.

What would you (ideally) do?
 

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Will just paste my deleted post from the Inter general stuff thread cause people rarely post there but your post is a fit answer to what I wonder:

Would you stick to 3-5-2 and have Limone stay or search for similar coaches that play this formation, or ditch it and start all over again?

I think sticking to this formation makes no sense with average wingbacks like Dimarco, Dumfries, Darmian etc.

In theory it's a good formation. The midfield is packed with different types of midfielders and you have wing backs running up and down the pitch to both defend and attack. But it's not all that simple to make it work. It's not a surprise that few elite teams, if any, use it. There are Conte and Limone religiously follow it but that's it. Other guys like Tuchel, Potter etc. play with 3 at the back sometimes or more often but a bit different, 4 in the midfield and 3 upfront or some other variation of this.

What would you (ideally) do?

I have expressed my opinion on this for a while. If Inzaghi isn't at Inter next season then it's time to ditch back 3, especially if one of Skriniar and De Vrij leaves at the end of the season. Sticking with a back 3 to bring who? Juric? Sticking with a back 3 would limit our coaching options a lot. I can understand going for a back 3 when you hire a top coach like Conte but sticking to it only because players are familiar with it makes no sense. We don't have the right personnel for it anymore. We need a fast ball playing rcb, a starting lwb (potentially one for the right side too), a starting forward to pair him with Lautaro. And this doesn't even include our needs for the bench (two side cbs, 1-2 CMs, backup forward, backup ss). And that's only if we don't sell any starter else we could need even more.

So even if we decide to stick with a back 3 it's not like it's gonna be cheap either. Squad needs a rebuild. Even if we chose to extend all our veterans we would just delay the inevitable.

I know people will argue signing wingers will be expensive. I hear you. Therefore, the transition could be gradual by switching to 4-3-1-2 at first. We don't even need that much for the formation.

Onana
Dumfries - Skriniar -Bastoni - New lb/Dimarco/Gosens
Barella - Brozovic - Hakan
New AM
New CF - Lautaro

We would buy a player for the left and a forward for 3-5-2 either way so the extra addition is just an AM. Instead in cbs we would only need backups.
 

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At this point I'm hoping for people like Dumfries, Gosens, and Correa to have stellar world cups so we can fuck them off for the highest price.

And again, I like Gosens, but pitiful output so far which has massively not been helped by a manager who cannot use him.
 

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This is true. Dumfries and Dimarco are good but not enough to be so important in the offense. So that leaves basically the 2 strikers too alone to create.
3-5-2 made sense with Hakimi and Perisic, with current ones doesn't.
 

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If the club is sold then The Godfather offer to Simeone needs to come. Maybe not so much with money but with full transfer authority. If Beppe doesn’t like that then he can go. This team lacks grit and intensity. We’re so mentally weak when we’re down or we’re vs big teams. I’m no longer afraid to re assemble at the top so long as that money is re invested. And while we’re at it holy shit bring some athletes into this club were fossil slow.
 

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At this point I'm hoping for people like Dumfries, Gosens, and Correa to have stellar world cups so we can fuck them off for the highest price.

And again, I like Gosens, but pitiful output so far which has massively not been helped by a manager who cannot use him.
Gosens could score double digit goals in the world cup and our lovely management wouldn’t come up with 15 million for him.
 

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If the club is sold then The Godfather offer to Simeone needs to come. Maybe not so much with money but with full transfer authority. If Beppe doesn’t like that then he can go. This team lacks grit and intensity. We’re so mentally weak when we’re down or we’re vs big teams. I’m no longer afraid to re assemble at the top so long as that money is re invested. And while we’re at it holy shit bring some athletes into this club were fossil slow.
I hope not, his style of football is pure athleticism and forza, it is enough of watching that kind of football
 

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I hope not, his style of football is pure athleticism and forza, it is enough of watching that kind of football
His football is no more uglier than prime Cunteball that brought us scudetto.
 

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It doesn't matter if its 3 ATB or 4 ATB, both are good formations in a good hand. What matters is if we have enough fund to reinforce our squad. There is no point to theorycraft who will depart or arrive if Suning is out of money and we decide to self-amputate again for 3 years in row.
 
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