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

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I think we should be really happy if we can keep the same level of quality on the WB positions as we have right now. There is less than 1% we will have upgrade there. And yes,selling Dumfries will not result in an upgrade but a downgrade.
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Dzeko was another level, but he really slowed down his play last season. Opposite to most of the fans, I like Arnautivic's contribution apart from his finishing which was poor this season.
 

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I thought the main reason that Dzeko left was that Inter were only offering him a one-year deal (understandable) whereas Fenerbahce were offering him two years.
Dunno about that, rumors are rumors. What Marotta said after Scudetto was won (like in the past week or two) that we didn't keep Dzeko because we thought Lukaku is going to stay. I think it was a lot about timing issue with Dzeko. He wanted certainty over his future so didn't want to wait Inter and we clearly went for Lukaku and it looked like it's just a matter of time when we can find the agreement with Chelsea.

If we knew Lukaku wouldn't stay, we would have probably kept Dzeko, that's how I see this. And man how much better it would have looked with Dzeko on board instead of Arnautovic (but of course, the whole summer could have gone very differently in the case we knew well before Lukaku wasn't gonna stay so useless to even think these scenarios in isolation like Dzeko <-> Arna).
 

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Dunno about that, rumors are rumors. What Marotta said after Scudetto was won (like in the past week or two) that we didn't keep Dzeko because we thought Lukaku is going to stay. I think it was a lot about timing issue with Dzeko. He wanted certainty over his future so didn't want to wait Inter and we clearly went for Lukaku and it looked like it's just a matter of time when we can find the agreement with Chelsea.

If we knew Lukaku wouldn't stay, we would have probably kept Dzeko, that's how I see this. And man how much better it would have looked with Dzeko on board instead of Arnautovic (but of course, the whole summer could have gone very differently in the case we knew well before Lukaku wasn't gonna stay so useless to even think these scenarios in isolation like Dzeko <-> Arna).

I'm really not sure about the timings of this at all. Dzeko announced he would be leaving at the end of May last year, which was even before the end of of the Serie A campaign and before Inter had finalised their plans for the next campaign. Fenerbahce officially announced him on the 22nd of June.

At the time Dzeko announced he was leaving, Inter might have wanted Lukaku for this season but there was probably little sense of what the deal could look like - indeed they were being linked with Scamacca and Balogun and other forwards, all of whom proved too expensive on the terms Inter could offer. This is part of the hypocrisy of the Lukaku situation where the player could see that Inter were casting their net wide and he thought he was entitled to do the same too. Then Inter turned back towards him and that deal only finally collapsed on the 14th of July.

There are plenty of reports of Dzeko's exit being self-driven and his contract was up after all. His deal at Fenerbahce is reportedly 4.5m euros x 2 years + a 5m signing on fee. Inter were not matching that offer.
 

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Based on this we need a GK. Most probably we‘ll go low cost here and opt for someone like Audero this season. I see us going for the longterm first GK after next season. Improbably we could also go for Bento or Di Gregorio (high investment) or for Meret (free, legit option).
Based on recent reports I'm 100% sure Inter want to sign Bento this summer.
Meret is not free.
 

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Outside Meret of course who I've no idea where he's going.

On the new midfielder, Colpani and Samardzic are sound options. I'd go for Colpani though, first of all because the toxicity that Samardzic's entourage brought might come around and bite us within the next 24 months if he's our player, and I think Colpani is a better Mkhitaryan replacement. Samardzic shares a lot of traits with Colpani, but also with Zielinski.
Meret is going nowhere as Napoli have option to extend his contract by a further year.

Samardzic will never get the chance to sign for Inter again, so it's better to forget about him.

When would Colpani play given this wonderful midfield? No point of paying to slow down his progress. I mean people are wondering how much playing time will Zielinski get!

You guys seem to forget one of the most important aspects here: Inzaghi's desire. He would like to keep most of the current players and add another quality forward. He would rather keep Acerbi and get another forward option.

I'm sure the club wants to reward him. Zirkzee seems too expensive for the current financials, so G-son might be signed.
 

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It seems that we don't have a thread for Dario Baccin so I'll just share his latest statement here:

Baccin on Inter transfer plans

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Baccin first confirmed the arrivals of Zielinski and Taremi.
“Like all markets there will be difficulties this year too, this is a group that has done very very well, we will have to change as little as possible. We are proud to have put two players like Zielinski and Taremi in our squad, we are proud that they chose us.
Minimal mercato confirmed
There will be some physiological changes, but we will work to give the coach functional players. The project wants to be successful in the future too.”

He reflected on the interest in Julian Alvaraz and Mateo Retegui.
“You mentioned two names that I won’t deny that we have followed in the past. For an operation there are many parameters that coincide at that moment, as well as including them in the squad. We liked them but for a whole series of reasons it wasn’t possible to sign them.”
Past tense
Baccin was asked what it would take to see various players in the Inter first team.
“I think of other players who are making their mark, I think of Zanotti, Satriano, the Esposito brothers, Carboni, there are many players who are making an important journey, we follow them with a specific structure.
“Even the president, Steven Zhang, is attentive and involved. The goal is to have as many players trained in the first team as possible. It is not easy to bring two or three players together every year.”
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He confirmed Inter’s interest in goalkeeper Bento.
“In the meantime, we are happy with our goalkeepers, they performed well, it is clear that thinking about the future, Bento is one of the names we are evaluating, who we have observed very closely, he is making a lot of progress with the call-up of the Brazilian national team. It is premature still.”
Bento seems a clear target
Finally, Baccin was asked about Inter’s work with contract renewals.
“With everyone we believe there is a mutual will to move forward, there are some numbers to sort out, but with such a solid relationship and common will, there will be no problems. I believe we will move forward with everyone very happy.”
Besides the extensions, I expect Zielinski, Taremi, Bento, Dumfries replacement and a forward (later on, after some offloads).
 

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PlayersPosAgeATCTnon-EU
SommerGK35---
New GKGK27---
Di GennaroGK30-
BastoniLCB25--
AugustoLCB25---
AcerbiCB36--
de VrijCB32---
PavardRCB28---
BisseckRCB23---
DimarcoLWB27-
BuchananLWB25--
DumfriesRWB28---
DarmianRWB34--
ÇalhanoğluDM30--
AsllaniDM22--
BarellaCM27--
MkhitaryanCM35---
FrattesiCM24--
ZielinskiCM30--
TaremiCF32--
ThuramCF27---
LautaroCF27--
ArnautovicCF35---
TOTAL2329923

*Home Grown Status.
Club Trained (CT) - Trained at club for at least three years between the ages of 15 and 21
Association Trained (AT) - Trained by their club or by another club in the same national association for at least three years between the ages of 15 and 21.

If we look at our present team, it appears to be quite well defined for UEFA and league registration.
Out of the 25 players on the UEFA list, 2 slot will likely to be unused for that CT slot. Our AT list is fine.

GK
New backup GK is open to non homegrown or even non-EU player (like Bento), as we still have 1 slot. (Taremi has already accounted for this season.)
It would be ideal if it was for a homegrown player like Di Gregorio, as it would offer up additional possibilities, such as the 5th striker slot, but this is unlikely to happen right now.

Defenders
It may be dependent on De Vrij's contract and Acerbi's fitness. De Vrij just has one year left on his contract; in my opinion, he deserves a new contract after having such a terrific season. Acerbi's recent surgery may require us to find a replacement.

Midfielders
We are pretty much set here. Zielinski is a very good addition and also assiciation trained. For regista role, ideally we might prefer a better Calha backup.

Forwards
So rumours about 5th striker is pretty much unlikely for now, it would only open for a homegrown player striker, like Carboni or S. Esposito.
Any new striker rumours would most likely replace the 4th striker post (If Arnautovic leaves), similar to the RWB, if Denzel leaves, there will be a relatively direct replacement, or if non-EU slots remain unused, opportunities will still open for Dedic and Sugawara.

Perhaps Ausilio and Baccin are correct that our mercato is pretty much finished.
 

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Bento wouldn't be non EU, reports have said he has an Italian passport.
 

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Shame DiGregorio is NON-EU :(
 

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need a goal-getter CF or a solid center back CB next season. Next season is long and add killing instinct to the goal would be good.
 

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Inter in attack are NOT fine :D

We only have Taremi as a reliable backup. Correa and Arnautovic are pretty useless, maybe I'm a little harsh on the latter, but honestly he's done almost jackshit all season. A couple of decent things throughout the season is far from enough in a team like Inter.
 

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Inter in attack are NOT fine :D

We only have Taremi as a reliable backup. Correa and Arnautovic are pretty useless, maybe I'm a little harsh on the latter, but honestly he's done almost jackshit all season. A couple of decent things throughout the season is far from enough in a team like Inter.

Arna after he scored got much better. He kind of old and on high wages so if those Fiorentina and Saudi offers are real then take it.

we have Carboni(we own him), Esposito, Satriano who all got ton of minutes last season. Bring them back and give them the minutes we wasted on Arna and Sanchez last season
 

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Our attack department was awful last season. Honestly I prefer extend Sanchez rather than keep Arna. At least 20 minutes Sanchez in last minutes more useful than Arna in last minutes .

Arna already replaced with Taremi, we need similar player like Sanchez but younger.
 

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I'm not concerned about the 4th striker TBH. If Alexis would take that role I'd love to keep him but he likely wants to go somewhere where he can play much more his last few years. Taremi is an elite level rotation player and if our main three stay healthy I doubt we will see whoever the fourth striker is in more than garbage time minutes. Tbh Arna is actually pretty useful in build up play and he works hard. His problem is his finishing was beyond horrendous most of the season.
 

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I'm not concerned about the 4th striker TBH. If Alexis would take that role I'd love to keep him but he likely wants to go somewhere where he can play much more his last few years. Taremi is an elite level rotation player and if our main three stay healthy I doubt we will see whoever the fourth striker is in more than garbage time minutes. Tbh Arna is actually pretty useful in build up play and he works hard. His problem is his finishing was beyond horrendous most of the season.
Arnautovic scored more goals than Sanchez. 5 Seria A goals vs Sanchez's 2 goals. Total goals for Arna 7 goals and 3 assists in all games and Sanchez numbers 4 goals and 5 assists. And Arna was injured for a while.
 
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