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.