Mercato Team (Ausilio, Marotta, & Co.) and Strategies

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Yeah I know, but I hate that he named him as an example. It gives me the creeps.
It's more like a projection of the future. Zilliacus has spoken highly of Marotta so I doubt he'd be there running the show in the trading floor.
 

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I believe from that list, Tiago Djalo, Zielinski, Taremi, and Thiago are free agents. We tend to often go for free agents so I'm sure these guys are on our list.

We definitely need a 3rd forward who is good enough to play as a second forward when needed. Taremi fits that bill. Strikers cost a lot so I wouldn't be surprised if we go for him. Dovbyk has a contract until 2028 and Girona may make the Champions League so I assume he would cost a lot.

In terms of midfield, I think Zielinski fits really well in the Mkhitaryan role. He also knows Serie A which I think our management puts value in. Colpani can play a number of different roles and is Italian which our management tends to go for in recent times.

Tiago Djalo could be an interesting option. Always tough to know when someone is coming off an ACL injury.

Left wingback is probably the only position that we won't look for anyone given who we currently have and their age. We do need a right wing back though. Buchanan is a good dribbler, has pace, but tactically I think would be a big issue - somewhat Lazaro like in that sense. Not sure who other wingbacks are that would be on the market though. Something tells me our management would be interested in either Lazzari or Marusic, but I hope not.

I'm hoping we go for a midfielder with some physicality which I feel we lack. Thiago, if fit, would be a great player for Serie A but he's had so many injuries recently.
 

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Another thought - does Zielinski have a one-year option in his Napoli contract or something? It seems very unusual for Napoli to have a starter with an expiring contract that has not been sold.. They typically tend to sell them in this case. Insigne was an exception from what I remember and it seemed to be well known he was going to North America.
 

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Dovryk cost Girona around 5-7mil, less than Arnatunovic and he is way better. They are in the City group so will probably ask for 25-30 next summer.

at the moment this are a must for next summer:
Djalo for De Vrij
Buchanan for Cuntdrado
Taremi for Alexis
Zielinski for Klassen (and Mikhi taking a secondary role)

And extend Darmian for 50 years.
 

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Now Romano claims Inter will definitely enter winter mercato and buy either striker, midfielder or wingback.

This is surprising for me but let's see what's gonna happen. I didn't expect us to do anything during the season.

edit. Okay, so I took the news literally from this thread, two posts before this one. :lol:
 
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More likely outgoing transfer with Sensi, Agoume or even Klaassen if he decides moving to MLS.
 

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What Buchanan has shown so far to justify our constant interest in him? This smells like another Lazaro.
Taremi is linked to ManU for a January move, as they want more experienced striker.
Zielinski is still class despite he declined a bit.
 

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Let's hope the club is liberated in the near future...

Getting way ahead of everything here, and I truly believe the season is ours to fuck up provided that the core team stays healthy, so I have high expectations.

Would like to see the following and I understand that some sales would still be needed in the summer, so I'll start with that.
I'd sell Dumfries and Hakan honestly. Both are having great seasons and that's my issue. They probably won't be avle to replicate it.

We could fetch plusvalenza for both, decent prices. Hakan has a huge salary that we may not want to sustain.

Arnautovic, Cuadrado, Sanchez, Klaassen and Sensi would have to go. And no point in keeping Audero.

Mkhitaryan potentially also should leave if his growth decree is no longer valid. Super useful still, but anything more than a 1 year extension is probably too much.

I mention this because we keep having this issue. Our squad seems to have an expiration date for the most part with a lot of stop gap solutions. Some, like Mkhitaryan are more than solid, or Dzeko in his first few months, others are just no good.

We need to find a sustainable system and that requires a new ownership which in turn will get us a new management style.

I expect Bisseck, Asllani and Agoume to be loaned out next season. Asllani probably is the only one that survives the winter mercato as well.

If we have a lot of money, I think we're going for Trubin next summer. Since we won't, I think we'll go for Bento who is a solid idea for an investment. He can rotate with Sommer next season until we phase Yann out.

Now, there are some very interesting players, as things stand, for Bosman consideration;

Zielinski
Jorginho
Djalo
Ndindi
Taremi
Fornals
Ben Yedder

Just to name a few that could be interesting for us, although the list changes if we stay with the current ownership and we're populating it with the likes of Batsushayi, Kimpembe, Bissaka, Dier, Schar, Spinazzola, Felipe Anderson.

Of course there's Mbappe and Kroos but let's not even mention such names.

I'm a big fan of Yedder and prefer him to Taremi, but I think both will end up in the Arabian peninsula.

Effectively I'd like to see us sign Zielinski as tough as that sounds. Perfect long term replacement for Mkhitaryan.

Jorginho as a stop gap to replace a potential Hakan sale should suffice for a season. After some miserable years in London he should refound himself in Milano.

I'd really love it if we pushed for Zubimendi. I feel he has top 10 CM potential out there.
If we could land both, that'd be great.

Not sure what Fornals would ask for as a rotation option at a top side, but as 5-6th option he'd be a luxury we should be ecstatic to afford. If we can. Otherwise Mkhitaryan for an extra year, why not?

A midfield of Barella, Zielinski, Zubimendi, Frattesi, Jorginho and Fornals is just too good.
If we have the defense with Pavard, Bastoni, De Vrij, Acerbi, Darmian and a new signing in Djalo, again. Top defense.

Left side we're covered with Dimarco and Augusto.
Right side we'd need new functional and complementary players.

Up front we'd need to supplement Lautaro and Thuram. Ben Yedder would be perfect if he accepts a limited role and some salary decrease. Signing Colpani for such a role would be a waste imo. But I'd still like to see it if possible.
Effectively we'd need a younger version of Arnautovic and a younger version of Sanchez.

With this we're shedding ~40m in salaries. So there's space for maneuvering and if we expect some influx from a post Zhang world all we'd need is to manage to sustain a great squad. Which currently we cannot.

Long story short, while it's still early, we are in a position where thinking about how a future Inter looks like is required.
 

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Let's hope the club is liberated in the near future...

Getting way ahead of everything here, and I truly believe the season is ours to fuck up provided that the core team stays healthy, so I have high expectations.

Would like to see the following and I understand that some sales would still be needed in the summer, so I'll start with that.
I'd sell Dumfries and Hakan honestly. Both are having great seasons and that's my issue. They probably won't be avle to replicate it.

We could fetch plusvalenza for both, decent prices. Hakan has a huge salary that we may not want to sustain.

Arnautovic, Cuadrado, Sanchez, Klaassen and Sensi would have to go. And no point in keeping Audero.

Mkhitaryan potentially also should leave if his growth decree is no longer valid. Super useful still, but anything more than a 1 year extension is probably too much.

I mention this because we keep having this issue. Our squad seems to have an expiration date for the most part with a lot of stop gap solutions. Some, like Mkhitaryan are more than solid, or Dzeko in his first few months, others are just no good.

We need to find a sustainable system and that requires a new ownership which in turn will get us a new management style.

I expect Bisseck, Asllani and Agoume to be loaned out next season. Asllani probably is the only one that survives the winter mercato as well.

If we have a lot of money, I think we're going for Trubin next summer. Since we won't, I think we'll go for Bento who is a solid idea for an investment. He can rotate with Sommer next season until we phase Yann out.

Now, there are some very interesting players, as things stand, for Bosman consideration;

Zielinski
Jorginho
Djalo
Ndindi
Taremi
Fornals
Ben Yedder

Just to name a few that could be interesting for us, although the list changes if we stay with the current ownership and we're populating it with the likes of Batsushayi, Kimpembe, Bissaka, Dier, Schar, Spinazzola, Felipe Anderson.

Of course there's Mbappe and Kroos but let's not even mention such names.

I'm a big fan of Yedder and prefer him to Taremi, but I think both will end up in the Arabian peninsula.

Effectively I'd like to see us sign Zielinski as tough as that sounds. Perfect long term replacement for Mkhitaryan.

Jorginho as a stop gap to replace a potential Hakan sale should suffice for a season. After some miserable years in London he should refound himself in Milano.

I'd really love it if we pushed for Zubimendi. I feel he has top 10 CM potential out there.
If we could land both, that'd be great.

Not sure what Fornals would ask for as a rotation option at a top side, but as 5-6th option he'd be a luxury we should be ecstatic to afford. If we can. Otherwise Mkhitaryan for an extra year, why not?

A midfield of Barella, Zielinski, Zubimendi, Frattesi, Jorginho and Fornals is just too good.
If we have the defense with Pavard, Bastoni, De Vrij, Acerbi, Darmian and a new signing in Djalo, again. Top defense.

Left side we're covered with Dimarco and Augusto.
Right side we'd need new functional and complementary players.

Up front we'd need to supplement Lautaro and Thuram. Ben Yedder would be perfect if he accepts a limited role and some salary decrease. Signing Colpani for such a role would be a waste imo. But I'd still like to see it if possible.
Effectively we'd need a younger version of Arnautovic and a younger version of Sanchez.

With this we're shedding ~40m in salaries. So there's space for maneuvering and if we expect some influx from a post Zhang world all we'd need is to manage to sustain a great squad. Which currently we cannot.

Long story short, while it's still early, we are in a position where thinking about how a future Inter looks like is required.
I agree with a lot of what you're saying, but there's no way Jorginho is a suitable replacement for Hakan. He's horrible defensively and frankly he already looks finished.
 

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I agree with a lot of what you're saying, but there's no way Jorginho is a suitable replacement for Hakan. He's horrible defensively and frankly he already looks finished.
Zubimendi is the replacement. Jorginho is just the experienced placeholder, who ideally would be a rejuvenated player and not this miserable fuck :)
 

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how are we going to afford zubimendi 60mill release clause?

and funny that you mentioned about sustainability but your plan is to loan/ship out young and cheap salary players like agoume, asslani and bisseck.

cash-strapped team like barcelona is playing several youngsters aged 16-19 week in week out and still compete for la liga. we need to start to trust the youngster.

manager like xabi alonso is flying high with leverkusen in bundesliga with limited budget and they really play well too. seems like the manager did well to improve capability of the players. hope inzaghi could do the same in the improving player department as i think he depended too much on certain players and team normally struggle when schedule is heavy and key players exhausted while hardly used players are expected to do similar role.
 

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We should have taken Bonaventura last season, when he was a free agent. Big miss.
 

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Cuadrado and Arnautovic were such obviously bad signings from the get go. Great work everyone.
The Cuadrado signing made sense on paper imo. We just didn’t have the money to spend in every position and we needed to settle for a back up option.

The Arna signing for 10 million is the one that made absolutely no sense.
 

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Let's hope the club is liberated in the near future...

Getting way ahead of everything here, and I truly believe the season is ours to fuck up provided that the core team stays healthy, so I have high expectations.

Would like to see the following and I understand that some sales would still be needed in the summer, so I'll start with that.
I'd sell Dumfries and Hakan honestly. Both are having great seasons and that's my issue. They probably won't be avle to replicate it.

We could fetch plusvalenza for both, decent prices. Hakan has a huge salary that we may not want to sustain.

Arnautovic, Cuadrado, Sanchez, Klaassen and Sensi would have to go. And no point in keeping Audero.

Mkhitaryan potentially also should leave if his growth decree is no longer valid. Super useful still, but anything more than a 1 year extension is probably too much.

I mention this because we keep having this issue. Our squad seems to have an expiration date for the most part with a lot of stop gap solutions. Some, like Mkhitaryan are more than solid, or Dzeko in his first few months, others are just no good.

We need to find a sustainable system and that requires a new ownership which in turn will get us a new management style.

I expect Bisseck, Asllani and Agoume to be loaned out next season. Asllani probably is the only one that survives the winter mercato as well.

If we have a lot of money, I think we're going for Trubin next summer. Since we won't, I think we'll go for Bento who is a solid idea for an investment. He can rotate with Sommer next season until we phase Yann out.

Now, there are some very interesting players, as things stand, for Bosman consideration;

Zielinski
Jorginho
Djalo
Ndindi
Taremi
Fornals
Ben Yedder

Just to name a few that could be interesting for us, although the list changes if we stay with the current ownership and we're populating it with the likes of Batsushayi, Kimpembe, Bissaka, Dier, Schar, Spinazzola, Felipe Anderson.

Of course there's Mbappe and Kroos but let's not even mention such names.

I'm a big fan of Yedder and prefer him to Taremi, but I think both will end up in the Arabian peninsula.

Effectively I'd like to see us sign Zielinski as tough as that sounds. Perfect long term replacement for Mkhitaryan.

Jorginho as a stop gap to replace a potential Hakan sale should suffice for a season. After some miserable years in London he should refound himself in Milano.

I'd really love it if we pushed for Zubimendi. I feel he has top 10 CM potential out there.
If we could land both, that'd be great.

Not sure what Fornals would ask for as a rotation option at a top side, but as 5-6th option he'd be a luxury we should be ecstatic to afford. If we can. Otherwise Mkhitaryan for an extra year, why not?

A midfield of Barella, Zielinski, Zubimendi, Frattesi, Jorginho and Fornals is just too good.
If we have the defense with Pavard, Bastoni, De Vrij, Acerbi, Darmian and a new signing in Djalo, again. Top defense.

Left side we're covered with Dimarco and Augusto.
Right side we'd need new functional and complementary players.

Up front we'd need to supplement Lautaro and Thuram. Ben Yedder would be perfect if he accepts a limited role and some salary decrease. Signing Colpani for such a role would be a waste imo. But I'd still like to see it if possible.
Effectively we'd need a younger version of Arnautovic and a younger version of Sanchez.

With this we're shedding ~40m in salaries. So there's space for maneuvering and if we expect some influx from a post Zhang world all we'd need is to manage to sustain a great squad. Which currently we cannot.

Long story short, while it's still early, we are in a position where thinking about how a future Inter looks like is required.
Zilliacus can liberate us

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