Preventing is better than curing. The concept is clear and it applies to the medical field as well as the transfer market. It is no coincidence that Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is following Matteo Darmian again thanks to his ability of playing on both wings. But more importantly, it is because of the physical troubles that have slowed this Inter adventure of Sime Vrsaljko. The Croatian has the technical approval of Luciano Spalletti but the series of stops have put Inter on alert facing an expenditure of €17.5M to keep him next summer (Suning invested €6.5M for the loan).
Vrsaljko was called up for Roma and perhaps is ready for Juventus. But contacts made with Darmian are needed to protect the club in case the Croatian continues going back and forth between the pitch and the infirmary. The Manchester United fullback can play on the left and right which is why he is such an attractive transfer target. Inter’s appreciation for the Italian is not new as they negotiated for him last summer. In July, Ausilio offered €4M for the loan and another €17M to keep him. Big figure but that was not enough to convince Jose Mourinho who decided to keep the former Torino playing in his squad. Obstacles are named Roma and Napoli in Italy, Valencia and Atletico Madrid in Spain.