Diego Godin is the first pillar of the new Inter and then there will be time to turn to Ivan Rakitic and many others.
Steven Zhang, a few days ago, promised a big transfer market window this summer, one that will be without the constraints of UEFA settlement agreement, to build a more competitive Inter.
According to Tuttosport, at the end of January, Godin concluded medical exam signed a three-year contract at €4.5M per season, with bonuses the figure will be more like €6M. The Uruguayan has plenty of European experience and is used to fight in the Champions League: he is truly an ideal player to bring Inter back to the highest level.
For the midfield, after the dream of Modric last summer, the objective now is Ivan Rakitic, another player that is used to play in the Champions League. And to get to him, Champions League participation is the decisive factor for the World Cup runner up who has been at Barcelona since 2014.
Inter have had eyes on the Croatian for quite some time and he will almost certainly leave Barcelona at the end of the season but to win the battle against fierce competition like PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United, Inter will have to guarantee him participation in the most prestigious club competition in the world. At the same time, doing so would allow the Nerazzurri to have greater freedom of market movement.