After winning the Serie A title for the first time in 10 years, Inter Milan were confident in the upcoming season. They have an extremely strong squad that is good enough to go far in the Champions League.
This year, Simone Inzaghi has taken the helmet and would seek to win the faith of her fans from the start. A good transfer period will set the perfect tone and bring positivity into the new season.
FootTheBall brings you 3 players that Inter Milan should sell in the summer transfer window to make way for exciting new calls ahead of the 2020/21 season.
It seems that Alexis Sánchez has not yet found the lost step and has also been disappointing at Inter Milan. Sánchez was one of the best players in the Premier League when he played for Arsenal, but since joining United, everything has gone downhill for the Chilean.
He was signed on a loan deal in 2019 and his move was made permanent last year by Antonio Conte in the hopes that the 32-year-old would return to his old way of scoring in time. In 2 seasons, Alexis Sánchez has not impressed anyone with his performances and it is time for him to leave the Italian champions for good.
In his 30 appearances, he only started 12 games and was used as a substitute to replace Lautaro Martínez and Romelu Lukaku. His 7 goals and 5 assists may be enough for the player, but not for a club like Inter.
Sánchez has already been fighting for minutes and with the addition of Hakan Calhanoglu, Inter clearly has no room to face Alexis Sánchez. Sevilla are the only club that is interested in bringing the player back to La Liga and Inzaghi should definitely accept the deal. It is clear that Inter does not want Sánchez, so Alexis Sánchez should agree with the clubs and return to Spain to take the next step in his career.
Like all other European clubs, Inter Milan has also been affected economically by the Covid-19 pandemic and are even on the verge of bankruptcy like Barcelona. Inter Milan may cut player salaries or sell some important players. If Inter Milan manage to sell the Slovakian central defender, it would take a great burden off the club and he could freely play his football without worrying about his situation off the pitch.
Inter Milan already have 3 first-team center-backs on their squad and can therefore get by without Skriniar’s services next season. Inzaghi could try to play for their team in a 2-center formation or they could hire a young player from their lower ranks and play him as an occasional substitute.
The player has been linked to many European clubs in the last 2 seasons, which is a clear sign that even he will not mind playing elsewhere. Spurs have been chasing the Slovak for more than a year and, with just one year left on the player’s contract, it is now or never for both clubs to reach an agreement. Skriniar’s market value is 54 million pounds and Inter could earn up to 60 million pounds if he negotiates well with a desperate Spurs team.
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The 32-year-old Croat has been with Inter Milan for 6 seasons and it is probably time to think about his future. Perisic is nearing the end of his career and it is better for him to join a club or league that is less intense than Serie A. Perisic did decently during his loan period at Bayern Munich as he scored 4 goals and 3 assists, which shows that he can adapt very well to change. A move can be extremely beneficial for him and, from a health point of view, it could even extend his career a few years longer than it would be.
Perisic is in the final year of his contract and it looks like Inter are going to let the player out with a free transfer anyway. The value of the player’s transfer is £ 9 million and is not going to go up any further. Now is the time for Inter to let Perisic go, even if it’s part of some trade deal, as they desperately want to cut their payroll.