After 10 long years, Inter Milan finally won the Serie A title while dominating Italy with their constant display of attack. Simone Inzaghi has taken the place of Antonio Conte and his performance in the transfer window will allow us to see if he is the one to lead Inter Milan to European glory.
Inter are off to a good start as they managed to sign Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer from AC Milan. They are struggling financially and had to take out a loan to stay afloat, so their deals will be of special interest. FootTheBall brings you all the possible transfer goals of Inter Milan as Serie A champions, try to go all the way in the Champions League.
Inter have sold Achraf Hakimi to PSG for a whopping £ 54 million. Hakimi was an integral part of Conte’s Inter who gave them additional boos on the right flank. Without him, things are not looking very good for Inzaghi and we are sure they will be looking for many replacements for the right back position. They have D’Ambrosio and Darmian who can replace Hakimi, but they’re old and they don’t have first-team quality. Inter Milan have to go for a right back for next season and they should go sooner rather than later.
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Inter Milan is also lacking on the right. With Conte, Inter used to play with 5 players in the back, which meant that the full-backs contributed to the attacking plays. Now with the possible departure of Milan Skriniar, Inzaghi will have to make some adjustments to his training and that is why they have called Valentino Lazaro from the loan. Although he is a good player, he is still not good enough to be a starter at Inter Milan if they want to maintain the same standards as last season and that is why they need to bring in a top-tier versatile right winger in the summer transfer. window.
PRIORITY N ° 1: BACK RIGHT
IDEAL OPTION- HECTOR BELLERIN
Bellerin has been playing for Arsenal’s senior team for almost 7 years, but it’s time to move on. He is an exceptional player who deserves to play Champions League football, but Arsenal have not even qualified for the Europa League this year.
Bellerin is desperate to get out of Arsenal, but the player has two more seasons on his contract, so the Gunners insist on waiting for more offers to come in. Bellerin’s market value should be in the range of £ 25 million, which is actually a bargain for the 26-year-old. Inter are trying to get a loan to buy, which is definitely not what Arsenal are looking for. It won’t cost a lot of money for a player of his stature and Inzaghi should definitely go for it. It is an ideal replacement for Achraf Hakimi.
BUDGET OPTION – DENZEL DUMFRIES
Denzel Dumfries was one of the rising stars of Euro 2020 when he ended the campaign with two goals to his name. The Netherlands could not have made it to the knockout rounds without Dumfries’ brilliance. He is healthy on defense, but what makes him stand out is his attacking ability. He has a lot of pace and his dribbling can be a huge advantage for any club that chooses to sign.
PSV Eindhoven are eager to profit from the player and the only club betting on him is Everton. If Inter Milan beat Everton, surely the player would prefer the former. It should be easily affordable for the champions of Italy given the amount they received from the sale of Hakimi. Inter are going through a financial slump and therefore they should look for someone cheaper without compromising quality – exactly what the 25-year-old Dutchman offers them.
QUIRKY OPTION – TARIQ LAMPTEY
Tariq Lamptey, one of the Premier League’s most underrated players, had been the heart of Brighton Hove Albion this year until his unfortunate injury. Brighton bought it for around £ 2 million last year and now its value must have increased exponentially. The Seagulls will be very happy to let the youngster go for any figure of around £ 20 million.
Here too, Inter will have to fight Everton for the signing of the Chelsea graduate, but we think they have the resources to pull it off. Lamptey has not played for the senior team of a major European club before, which means that he has not unlocked his full potential and may be much better than he is now. Lamptey can make an impact as soon as he goes live and is also a brilliant investment for the future of the club.
PRIORITY NO.2: RIGHT FIN
IDEAL OPTION – DOMENICO BERARDI
Berardo also had a fruitful Euro 2020 that has made him a transfer target in the summer window. Sassuolo has decided to let either Locatelli or Berardi go in this window and with Locatelli’s talks with Juventus and Arsenal looking a bit shaky at the moment, Inter Milan may step in and catch Berardi.
The player is 26 years old and entering his prime, but it shouldn’t cost an astronomical amount. Chelsea, Leicester City, Borussia Dortmund and even Liverpool are interested in signing the Italian. With so many suitors, your transfer fee can easily reach £ 40 million. Inter Milan should also bet on Berardi, as after having played in Itlay all his life, he would like to move to Inter compared to the other English clubs.
BUDGET OPTION – JESSE LINGARD
Lingard was loaned out to West Ham earlier this year after they were unable to give him playing time. He has scored 9 goals for the Hammers in 16 appearances, 1 more than he has scored for Manchester United since the start of the 2018/19 season. Lingard showed the world that he still has a lot of quality to offer and Inter Milan should seize this opportunity.
He has only one year left on his contract and with Manchester United having signed Jadon Sancho, there is little room for more attackers on his field. The value of Lingard’s transfer should be less than £ 20 million and if Inzaghi succeeds in doing so, it would be very beneficial for the club. The 28-year-old is not going to spend a lot of time on the field and should favor an exit.
QUIRKY OPTION – BERNARDO SILVA
Bernardo Silva won’t be a conventional transfer target for Inter Milan, but he’s a good shout. Manchester City are trying to raise funds to land both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer, which would only be possible if they also sell some players. Bernardo Silva is the player most likely to be sold, as they have many players playing where he plays. With Ferran Torres and Mahrez already so well, Bernardo is fighting for minutes and will happily join Inzaghi.
The Bernardo Silva purchase will cost Inter between £ 60m and £ 65m, which doesn’t seem feasible at first as they have a financial crisis on hand. If Inter Milan manage to sell Milan Skriniar for a good price and then add those funds with the money they got from Achraf Hakimi, they can easily set up a reasonable offer for Bernardo Silva. The 26-year-old is still in his prime and will be worth every penny.