YesAre we seriously going to sit here and pretend that Lautaro couldn't in any way, shape or form be replaced by someone else? Not even by the two attackers we are most closely linked to in, oh, I dunno, Dybala and Lukaku? I'm not a fan of the former, but the latter is almost guaranteed to give you at least 15 goals in Serie A, and if Marotta doesn't think Dybala has the qualities to replace someone like Lautaro, why is he hell-bent on giving him one of the biggest contracts in the squad?
Not saying there is much truth to the rumos, but 90 million euros would be a daylight robbery for Lautaro "I was very close to joining Barcelona" Martinez.
Skriniar, on the other hand, bleeds black and blue, and most importantly, plays the outer right centerback in our defense. That position is no joke, whilst most defenders are capable of playing in the middle. There's no way of knowing if Bremer (say we buy him) even has the capabiltiies or phyisical characteristics to play in that position. We know D'Ambrosio can deputize, but that is about it.
So what does selling Skriniar amount to? At this minute, if nothing else happens, Bastoni - De Vrij - D'Ambro. Alright, with the way especially De Vrij has been playing, that's a Lazio-worthy defense at best. So you're forced to find alternatives - the logical one would be Bremer, but his price is rising steadily (40 million, probably). As much as I love D'Ambro, he's not good enough to start 38 games. So, you're likely looking at Milenkovic for 15 million, and there's nothing that I've seen from him, that tells me he isn't a major downgrade to Skriniar.
Alright, you've uprooted two-thirds of your defence, sold Skriniar, likely the future captain and locker-room leader who has publicly stated he wants to stay forvever and clearly cherishes playing here for (maybe) 70 million and bought replacements for 55 million euros (that's if you can even buy Bremer). You've earned 15 million, and to get to that 60 million deficit, you need to sell another starter.
"Easier to replace" my ass.
This should have been the utmost priority from January let alone the start of the mercato. In fact, this should just be a yearly critical mission moving forward - raise funds from other players to avoid selling one of our core.Somehow we will find the gains from Dumfries, De Vrij, Pinamonti,
You should be happy about missing out on Lukaku, not Dybala. The former comes with a cost, have a huge salary, and all of this just for one season; while the former comes for free, have more or less the same salary as Lukaku, but coming on a permanent deal.I am at a point where I'm happy to miss out on Dybala if we keep Skriniar and get Bremer :/
PSG is not exactly Tottenham or some crappy club that could win fuck all. He's gonna earn a lot more there, play with some of the best players in the world, and fight for titles every year. So it's not like he's gonna rage about it and stick it to Inter's board by staying and leaving for free after this season. Not an act expected from a classy player like him.If I were skriniar, I’d just see out my contract and move on.
The club has kinda shafted him a few times with trying to force him out so I’d just be like nah fuck you, I’ll be professional, play like a boss, see out my contract and pick where I wanna go.
Fucking hate this club right now.
The problem is we need 60m right now to pay debt. That's why we need sell Skriniar.Too much delusion on Bremer..... No Italian teams could buy him apart from Milan and Juve..... Lock Skriniar, Bastoni, De Vrij at the club and all set. (maybe we could searching Ranocchia spot if we don't trust Van Heusden so much)