2023/2024 Midfielders Rumours Thread

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Physical midfielder needs to be able to play. Mancini's scudetto winning inter mid was very physical but there's a world of difference between Viera and gags.
I agree but that kind of midfielders is quite expensive. The best what will find for cheap (5-10mln) or on loan will be some trash player like Gagliardini.
 

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We should've left Asllani at Empoli for another season, after buying him... Oh well.
If i remember correctly Empoli didn't even play him in the senior team
 

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If i remember correctly Empoli didn't even play him in the senior team

Asllani started playing at Empoli only when Ricci left for Torino. He came to Inter with 6 months Serie A experience. He's talented but he's raw.

I had argued at the time Ricci was the real gem of Empoli who was more ready and with higher upside. He went to Torino for just 8m and now Cairo values him at over 25m.
 

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Honestly, the only way I can make sense of Lopez is that we're swapping Sensi with him. We will probably have to chip in some money as Lopez is younger, more fit and cheaper on wages (eligible for GD). In which case, Hakan Lopez and Asllani will have to cover the mezzala spot at times. Not ideal but can work.

Loan swapping Lopez and Asllani just make no sense, we won't own him in the end and we will be short on midfielders very soon once Sensi inevitably gets injured.
 

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I was wondering how the board found Asllani more talented than the likes of Ricci based on 6 month performance. And why did we make his deal permanent if the coach does not believe in him? He might be talented but he was not the only talented youngster out there. I wonder who really thought he's the right guy to invest after such a short period of time.
 

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I'm a bit less fussed about FFP in the context of a new ownership, my point is more specific to the fact that we're now expecting any new owner to outlay maybe 2, 2.5billion euros gross to get the club even close to 'remotely healthy'.

For 2.5 billion euros you can buy a mid table premiership side and invest 2 billion in the squad (like Newcastle). And in that case, you can make hundreds of millions in additional revenue (CL revenue, increased domestic sponsorship, etc).

The numbers, imho, dont stack up unless Zhang/Oaktree sell Inter at a significant discount to book value.

As i've said a few times, this is why - as far as I can remember - no CL qualified Italian club has been purchased in, what, at least a decade if not more? I legit cant think of the last time a club which was already participating in the CL, from Italy, was bought. Milan, Inter, Roma, etc, were all transacted in a banter era with no CL football. Transactions are typically for non-CL clubs. Once you're in the CL, there's no easy new revenue to make, you gotta build a stadium or get more sponsors.

And how are we supposed to get a new stadium and sponsor without a new owner? Zhang nor Oaktree is not very likely to do so, either because of being incapable to do so or unwilling to do so.

Oaktree only tool in the toolbox will be cutting cost, cutting cost in this case mean reduce the biggest expenditures that is the payroll, to do so means selling those players with highest salary.

oaktree won’t pay out our dept that should be nearing €700m. Also the whole paying out the whole depth is also at large not really a necessity action. It’s normal for companies and especially sports team to have some dept, dept in itself isn’t an issue. What needs to be done is just reduce it to a more sustainable level, so interests rates get more manageable. Paying out the whole chunk is completely unnecessary action.

There also several ways you can finanse stadium projects, for example selling the naming rights is one way to reduce the cost on your behalf.
 

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If a stadium is anywhere as profitable as it sounds, I can personally find a way to finance it. They will only need to pay me some consulting fees.

We don't own a stadium at the moment either because it's not that profitable or it's not approved by the local government.
 

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Agree 100%. If he's not likely to play 2000 minutes with us next season, then he should be developing somewhere.

There's (roughly) a total of 10260 minutes available across our 3 CM slots, Barella and Hakan played a combined 2374+2623 of them last season, for 4997 minutes. That leaves 5263 minutes to be spread across Mkhi, Frattesi, and whoever else we have in midfield. If we accept that Mkhi plays less than last season (2000), then you can effectively squeeze in another player at Barella's level of minutes (Frattesi) then you have very little leftover spare for Sensi, Asllani, and whoever else we sign
You are missing tons of CL and Cup games in the mins calculation.

I really think Asllani will play at least 1350-1530 mins in all competitions, could be more if he has a breakthrough or some unexpected injuries etc., last year he got around 800-900 mins.

Also I am all in for the loan swap deal.
 

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an swapping Lopez and Asllani just make no sense, we won't own him in the end and we will be short on midfielders very soon once Sensi inevitably gets injured.
It actually does, it is just having a higher quality for the spot for this season, while sending Asllani out for training.
Sensi since we are keeping him is gambling already.
 
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