I don't think your points are comparable to our situation.
There's been zero evidence to suggest Skriniar is asking us for a large signing fee or that a signing fee is the stumbling block. It's the base salary.
Thats it we don’t know? How do you know it’s the base salary or the bonuses what Skriniar is demanding from us? But I have strong feeling that those rummours are correct and Skriniar is getting big sining bonus and that is hard to ignore. I havent seen any statement from Skriniar or his agent that he will accept lower wages or don’t need big sining bonus or agent fees from Inter? Or can someone link them please?
The business we're conducting is not reducing our wage structure though. We brought back Lukaku and made him the highest paid player in the league on €8.5m. We're paying a trasher like Correa €3.5m. We're replacing Skriniar (currently on 3m), with Smalling (currently on 3.5m).
I think our managment is trying to lower those wages, likes of Lukaku, Dzeko, Handanovic, Danilo, De Vrij…
We don’t know how much we would pay to Smalling if he will even join us? He might want to come here with Skriniar wages? Time will tell… but I don’t think we can offer Skriniar 6,5-7m/season + agent fees + sining bonus…
I hope we can loan Correa even if have to pay some of his wages, but we will save some money.
All of these players gave their best in rotation. Dzeko turned to garbage and was unwatchable halfway through last season because we overused him and he burnt out. Last season Limone the fucking idiot kept Dzeko on for 90 minutes every game while taking off Lautaro at 55 minutes every game. Lautaro only played something like 3 full games all season. Thankfully Limone seems to have learned his lesson and Lautaro is playing the full 90 far more often, and Dzeko being subbed off regularly.
Limone has his limitations as a coach, thats true. Also injuries happen and those can affect to any teams performance and for team selections?
Mkhitaryan has played far more than he should, thanks to Brozovic's injury and Limone's refusal to use Asllani as a CM, and while he's been solid for the most part, he's had some shockers too. Darmian is a backup for Dumfries and Acerbi has been rotated too. You're not suggesting we rotate old fuckers with old fuckers?
I would also like to see more Asllani and Carboni and even Fontanarosa and that would benefit to the club. But if Mkhitaryan or any other player can keep their performance at close to this level I don’t mind Inzaghi to keep on playing them. Age is not a thing for me, if the player perform.
But you said yourself we can not compete to pay big wages. So how good can these options be?
There will be some good players who we can give good enough wages and Inter and Serie A is still pretty attractive destination for many good players. In summer we will see and future transfers also depents who we can sell and what price? So many moving parts there, but sure PL teams have deep pockets!
What Milan achieved was exceptional and anomalous. What they did is a once in a 20 year thing. The other 19 times, the team with the biggest budget and best players wins the league. I would like to win the league more than once per 20 years.
I see different. I think Serie A is very even league and many clubs are in the same boat as we (cuttin expences). Milan have played at high level for some years now, but this season they have had many injuries just like we have had some injuries with key players and that have had negative impact to our season, like Milans. But yes I can see Milan can win another scudetto in the coming years in this league. Juventus is also struggling currently.
Funny you mention Raspadori. We could have got him but we took Correa instead. As for the other 3 players you mentioned, excellent transfers no doubt. All sourced from outside Serie A - a place Marotta seemingly refuses to look.
Every club and I mean every club will make some mistakes with transfers, there is no club with 100% succes with transfers. It’s not easy job to make transfers happen as there are many moving parts and what opportunities at that current time will be? One of them is what the coach wants and it was one of the main parts in this precise (Correa) case.
But we all know there is also many factors that will affect to players succes at the club and some times small stuff can go wrong for the players and they will be ”failure”. Like a random examble Immobile at Torino he was great then at Dortmund, Sevilla and again Torino not great, but in Lazio he has done great. Same can happen with Correa if he can find good surroundings and will find his confidence. I love Bobo Vieri takes in what happen in players head in at big club and great players can become ”failuries” if they lose their confidence.
There are no guarantees that someone like Raspadori would had been succes at Inter at that time? Most likely most of you guys would now dislike him as Simone would play him maybe 16 minutes here and there?
So in your ideal situation, we're adding a couple 30+ players to the roster every year..
Yes and they will replace couple of older players likes of Handa and De Vrij next summer. We will also get 2-3 younger players in same window.
Last summer Sanchez, Vidal, Rano, Vecino, Perisic left and we replaced them with Mkhitaryan, Acerbi and Lukaku with younger players like Onana, Asllani, Bellanova and promoted Zanotti, Fontarosa and Carboni.
20/21 season Candreva, Radja and Young left and we got Dzeko and Caseido…
We have done this for many years now and I don’t see any problem if we get suitable replacement for a decent ammount of money and most of them will be useful.
Asllani sure, but as I said, Limone utterly refuses to see him as anything other than last-choice DM. So he has Brozovic and Calhanoglu ahead of him and is not even considered for CM apparently. Bellanova is a bum. I'd love for Carboni to get some minutes but Limone has to play his 35m investment Correa. Fontanarosa? lol come on.
All those players are very young and maybe some would benefit from loan? I still wait for Bellanova. Dimarco now at 25 seem to be ready to play at team like Inter. Every player develop their own time and some players bloom later. It’s hard to judge young players as they lack of experince and are still finding their ”groove”. Sure some players find their style and confidence and strenght at young age…
Asllani is still young and has not even find his best position yet and is still finding his style of play. But surely he seems to have really good things in his game and if we can give him more responsibility next year and even more after that he might be starter some day?
You can look at Hakan for these few years and you can notice he has now matured nicely at age of 28 and has find new dimensions of his game like defence abilities with workrate.
Inter is high pressure place for a coach and coach need to have huge balls to replace older matured players with kids. That is one of the reason I don’t mind us getting good older experinced players.
But I also refuce to LoL or call some player a bum as they are still young and need some maturity. Who know Fontanarosa can be the next gem and this experience to train with players like Skriniar, Bastoni, Acerbi, Lautaro, Mkhitaryan will be in his head till he die and can give him extra motivation to train even harder to get a place in the team? Maybe next season he will be loaned or kept on roster and he will get some minuter here and there? But yeah hard to judge as I have only seen him some youth team games?
But I don’t mind us to use our own youth players as squad players and give them some minutes here and there.
And our good core reduces year by year until we're filled with auxiliary players and old stop-gaps.
That won’t happen as you can look our past merecatos and what I wrote at 0.1
Sensi? Lazaro? LOL. The only one who might have a role to play is Fabbian - as a trading piece for Scalvini.
Yes like I said we need to see what happens to Sensi, Lazaro and other loan players. We might loan them again, sell or try to include for some transfers or keep?
What is the problem?