First there was an idea, a strategy and then clear guidelines. Diego Godin is the first piece of Inter future, of a puzzle that Marotta, with Ausilio and Gardini, is trying to finish using the foundation of the current roster. Free agency (by the way, that is what we call it in the United States in case you guys don’t know) can bring quality, winning mentality, international experience. That plus a couple of young pieces, together all represent the present and future.
This project has already started with Diego Godin. There is an agreement in principle with the Uruguayan defender and the remaining details are to be defined and finished. Inter have offered a two-year deal at €5.5M per season (he currently makes €5M), the player would like a three-year deal. The meeting point will be met with an option for the third year. El Faraon, as they call him in Madrid, has decided to leave Atletico for an unfulfilled promise: last summer, United of Jose Mourinho were ready to pay the release clause of €20M to take him to Manchester. He refused a higher wage to stay with the promise of a new contract. It did not arrive. Inter entered and took advantage of the situation.