Italian Journalist Fabrizio Biasin: “Many Predicted Inter Wouldn’t Reach The Season Without Selling A Big Player But Here We Are”
Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that Inter have defied the predictions that they would be forced into selling one of their big name players by the end of the summer transfer window.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, Biasin noted that the Nerazzurri have managed to retain the starting eleven from last season apart from Ivan Perisic who left on a free transfer for Tottenham Hotspur, when it had been thought by many that this wouldn’t be possible.
Inter had reportedly taken the decision to try and cash in on a big name player in order to meet financial targets for the summer all the way back during their initial meeting to outline their strategy for the transfer window back in May.
The likes of Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar, and Denzel Dumfries in particular have all been the subject of heavy transfer speculation throughout the window.
However, as Biasin notes, the Nerazzurri have arrived at the season with their core of players intact apart from the loss of Perisic.
“Many people said over the past couple that Inter wouldn’t look like this right now, because it would be impossible for a club with so many problems to keep all of their players,” he noted.
“Ten days from the end of the transfer window, here they all are,” he continued. “Only Perisic left because he received a big offer and chose to leave to join another league.”
Of the Nerazzurri’s financial targets, he said that “Inter have achieved a 15% reduction to the wage bill. The other goal, €60 million net profit for the window, has not been set aside, but they’re working towards it without selling a player from the starting eleven, because they have good directors.”
“It hasn’t been achieved yet, but with the sales of Casadei and Pinamonti they’ve gone a long way,” Biasin added of the net profit goal.