FCIN: Mbaye? The most likely option is now……….

February 28, 2014 10:41
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Our partners at FCInternews.it look at the future for the Senegalese starlet Ibrahima Mbaye who is enjoying a fine loan spell at Serie A club Livorno. When asked about the potential signing of an experienced player like Nemanja Vidic president Erick Thohir was quick to emphasise that Inter are looking to blend youth and experience within the first team squad. In an ideal world the young players would be taken directly from Inter’s own academy, one who fits this profile perfectly is Ibrahima Mbaye. At the beginning of January the president in fact mentioned Mbaye by name yet he already could have landed elsewhere.

At one point Mbaye looked to be on his way to Lazio but terms couldn’t be agreed and eventually a prearranged meeting was cancelled. Juventus have had eyes on the player for a number of years and also made an attempt during the talks for Fredy Guarin. Even Roma’s Walter Sabatini is rumoured to have touched base with the entourage of the player. In the Premier League Manchester United and Liverpool have eyes on the player, he is like by may of the top clubs. The most likely scenario? A contract renewal with Inter. The current agreement expires in 2016 but the Nerazzurri don’t want to run the risk of losing a talent like him, especially after the presidents mandate. A concrete proposal has not yet been formalised but it will arrive in to the hands of the entourage of Mbaye very soon.

This summer Inter will assess the options for the player, if he can find minutes with the first team he will stay and fight for a starting spot, if not then another development year with plenty of time on the pitch (similar to the current one) would be the preferred option.

Source: FCInternews.it



  • Ehsan

    Keep him!

  • It’s not Inter, it’s the coach that doesn’t seem too keen on playing young…….just look at his record from previous clubs…..never has he played with a young talent in the back line and very few times in the center but that’s because it was insigne….

    Let him do one more year and when we qualify for CL it’s time to bring in a great mind who can take the team to another level….my favorites are Simone or prandelli….or maybe the return of Mourinho!

    • Except, we’re not going to qualify for CL with Mazzarri..

  • Grey

    Inter never learn from same mistakes every year. Always sell the best talents from own academy and sign another players..God…when will it change….if only we keep bardi,mbaye,olsen,botta,and bonazzoli,blended with all first team players,added with 1-2 excellent signing of world class player,then trust me,we have a perfect mix of squad. Although it will depend all the way to the coach again,the honorable mazzarri who difficult to believe in youngster

  • Dimitris Inter

    Lazio, Juventus, Roma, Manch.U, Liverpool ( all big clubs ) want Mbaye. Inter, for some strange reason, is steel thinking about to give him a chance. OMG