Two magic words: player trading. Over the years, Inter have resisted the temptation of selling a star player and now, with the suggestion of Giuseppe Marotta who is an expert of player trading as he demonstrated it at Juventus, this route could be on the reverse. So, next summer, Suning could decide to collect a ton of money from selling a “big” player and then turn it around when it comes to the incoming transfer market.
“There are three main suspects and the top one is always Perisic. Due to a very long World Cup, the Croatian has had less than exciting season and as a result, it does not help Inter’s cause to raise money. Perisic will turn 30 years old on February 2nd and the feeling is that even if he can somehow turn the season around, Inter would not go out of their way to keep him.
“And then there is Marcelo Brozovic who has a release clause of €60M: compared to his compatriot, he is considered essential and irreplaceable for Luciano Spalletti. Sacrificing him would leave a very bad taste in Spalletti’s mouth because the midfield should not be weakened but rebuilt around the Croatian. Inter’s hands would be tied up if there is a club offering that exact figure by July 15th (unless Brozovic himself rejects the deal because he wants to stay).
“Last but not least is Milan Skriniar. Ausilio is working to extend his contract, hoping to be able to resist offers that will rain on Appiano Gentile. It would be crazy not to sell a defender for let’s say €80M.
“Among these names, it is difficult to include Icardi despite the friction between Inter and agent Wanda Nara. The Argentinian – despite Real interest – has always been clear: he wants to win something as an Inter captain before thinking about a farewell.”