FCIN: Inter find agreement for Lazio’s Keita, 5 years + 3M per season

July 16, 2017 22:40
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Soon Inter Milan will make a big purchase, verified by FcInterNews, Walter Sabatini spoke with Roberto Calenda, Keita Balde’s agent. The player was offered a five-year, 3M + bonus per season contract. The former sporting director of Roma is pushing to beat Juventus and obtain the Senegalese winger which would replace the gap created by Perisic’s departure.

Source: FcInterNews.it

  • Alex

    I’m not a Balde fan, I called him Balo II. But 22m for him is a bargain. Maybe then we can also buy Berardi as well.
    I watched Barbosa against Nurenburg, he had many fine dribbles but he does things that ITALIAN coaches hate. He does fancy dribbles instead of simple play, lose the ball, and does not contribute defensively. No wonder why Pioli, Vecchi hated him. I hope that Spaletti cares enough about him to fix him

  • Mike

    A rather alarming article about Keita:

    http://www.espnfc.com/club/lazio/112/blog/post/3111862/why-clubs-shouldnt-overspend-on-lazio-winger-keita-balde

    Should we be concerned in case we actually got him?

    • Boudou

      Potentially another Balottelli lol

  • Inter DiHati

    Rather than to spend millions of dollars for garbage players, can we start to trust our young guns from now on? I think it’s better to hold our pain for years to watch our young guns grow, rather than to cry to see those lords plus failed millions dollar players on the field making us as a joke

  • Walter White

    Calling Keita a ´´big purchase´´ is a big laugh but it seems nowdays every player Inter bye is big purchase and we will have a lot of big laughs.

  • VieriTottiDelpiero

    I like Balde Keita, but this is not enough to strengthen our attack. We need to sign Berardi now. I will be happy and humble if we sign both Keita and Berardi against Perisic departure. It’s nonsense to keep Perisic now because he wants to play in UEFA champions league – a logical reason for 28-year old.

    • Stefano

      I also like Berardi.
      I say ..potentially he is better than Keita.
      Keita is quicker, yes, but Berardi has more offensive qualities and is more complete.

  • dipesh

    he is a good player, but we need to address the weaknesses first, that being the defense; full backs and center backs, the samp guy doesnt seem like a big buy even though we shelled out 22m and caprari

  • INTer

    not bad

  • Stefano

    I honestly can think of 5-6 offensive wingers right off the top of my head which are possibly available and reachable for us and I like more than Keita.
    One is even in the same team :
    Felipe Anderson.

    Not crazy about this one.
    Hope to be wrong,but I am not a huge fan.

    • MrMuhsinin

      STFU
      we only get mediocre players like vecino, duncan ect.
      you said bilan ownership is doubtful and most probably illegal, but now their next target is one of belloti, morata, auba and renato sanchez

      • Stefano

        And that relates to my comment ..how,exactly?

        If you love the extremely shady (UNDER INVESTIGATION by the way)Milan ownership so much then:
        milan forum is that way,two doors to the right,one fuck you to the left….
        …moron who is the only one liking his own comments ( lol !).

  • Azzkikr

    From Di Maria to Keita….

    Anyways, he is a not a bad player, but he surely wont take Inter to the next level.

    The biggest problem with Keita is his lack of intelligence, Inter team is already filled with morons, we need players with some real brains.

    • CHRiS

      Didn’t you say that Di Maria was over the hill?

  • Sacha Ferrandi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vvHnoX7GBk

    Insane. I’d take him in a heartbeat.

    • Stefano

      He is fast, pretty good ..but .”insane” seems way too much here, if you ask me.
      Watch the highlights of Martial ,or Felipe Anderson,even El Papu Gomez and so many others and what adjectives are we going to find to define them,if this highlight video is .. “insane”?
      Just wondering.

      Every single highlight video of almost any well known offensive players looks great.

      To tell you the truth ,even if you watch the highlights of Banega (different kind of player, I know) just this season with us alone ,and you would see Banega doing high quality stuff that Keita couldn’t even dream at night .

      Keita is pretty good.
      Berardi is very good too, for example,not as fast but he has some different, better qualities and high effectiveness in everything he does.

      I am not all insane about Keita ,he is pretty good, that’s all.
      I feel we need players that are guaranteed to carry us and make the difference for us, even character -wise.
      Ideally Alexis Sanchez,but I have 4-5 more names I like a lot,more than Keita, but that’s just me.

    • Pradana Gilang

      Keita almost similar as Eto’o in the same age. just my opinion

  • Chino_Recoba

    Replacing Perisic with Keita Balde is downgrading our left side in terms of defensive contribution. However, Keita ability to do cut off moved & tricky dribbling (not one dimensional winger like Perisic) also approximately the same level pacey with Perisic, it’s obviously bolster the offensive department. Furthermore, he’s set as SS or CF position lately and proved to be a lethal finisher. To sum up, Keita is more versatile than Perisic, he can be vice-Icardi or complement too. Fixing up our downgrading defensive contribution, I heard our ds duo almost finish Dalbert signing. I really hope he will do well in Spalletti plan.

  • ezekiel

    i can’t believe people still complain about this signing.. i don’t really like him because of his attitude, but he’s a good replacement for perisic for that price.. it’s a smart buying.. young and talented.. i bet if he happen to join milan or rubentus, people will still bitching about how stupid we’re to not sign him when we have our chance.. btw, seems like perisic deal will not just 46m, but can be 30m+darmian according to some source.. so chill down guys..

    • kuda

      How is it good replacement for perisic?

      • Chino_Recoba

        I’ve just explained it fellas. :DD

        • kuda

          Haha alright

      • ezekiel

        @@AR_Chino:disqus just explained above.. so i won’t explained again since i agree with him, just check his comment above..^^

    • Chino_Recoba

      Spalletti ‘the sergeant’ is going to do his job.

    • frigo

      If it’s true, 30 plus Darmian it’s not a good deal. We insists 55 millions for Perisic, they can keep Darmian for themselves!

      • ezekiel

        it’s still a rumours from espn.. let’s wait and see what happen..^^

  • Musavie Abdillah

    I don’t think its gonna happen.
    The deal with ManU for Perisic is not yet through, that means we’ll wait and see to find replacement.

  • nozanneti

    only 160cm, shaqiri-like LOL, very fast, 20 yo, not yet taken from his club…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3RPIakbTPE
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeferson_Soteldo

  • kuda

    Definitely is a downgrade

    • Bob

      his price tag will only rise whilst perisic’s will only decrease from here, this is smart business simple as that

      • kuda

        People here is complaining thohir for running football like business. This deal is good in business perspective but bad in football perspective. It’s clear keita isnt near as good as perisic and maybe needs couple of years to reach its potential. Meanwhile we need someone as calibrr as perisic to replace him right away.

  • Jr

    what a colpo

  • baim

    good one

  • JAY

    Di maria is coming also

    • Pradana Gilang

      I really hope so, that would be ‘wow effect’ which is good for inter and serie A

      • Pacho Nerazzuro

        Gabigol was a “wow effect”. We need performance, grit and killer instinct. Leave the wows to Milan 😉

    • CHRiS

      I personally hope so, even tho many here call him washed up. But in my opinion his speed cold be handy, since spalleti likes fast wingers.

      Where did you here this from?

      • JAY

        From a reliable source but its not done yet

        • Munawir Biki

          Are u sure? Can u trust them?

    • Pacho Nerazzuro

      I’d rather get Berardi and spend big on a CM. Di Maria is inconsistent and loses motivation too easy. He will struggle to find spaces in calcio and will need time to adapt. And, he’ll be 30 in February

  • Davie

    I thought we were getting Di Maria? fooled again..

  • Omar

    How many Keitas is there in this world?

    • JAY

      Like 6, but there is more lucas

    • zamorano1+8

      maybe just as much as müllers or mohamads 😉

    • Oro_^o^

      Less than Omar footballers

      • Omar

        That’s bad

  • susanto r9

    it’s a good deal..
    while offloading unmotivated 28 yr old perisic, and then replacing him with 22 yr old, proven and have big potential as well to be world class

    • JAY

      Great player

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    • Alex

      With HALF the money 😉

  • Inter4life

    Guys, is it me or is Inter messing up in the transfer market??? We sold Banega (one of the best mid in the world, after just ONE season in serie a, a year inter had 4 coaches!!!!… For only 9 mil euros…!!) we selling medel for 5 million and eder value is 6 million I mean really? But whatever, we selling perisic too OK… But to buy Skriniar (wtf) Valero (double wtf no one can convince me this 32 year old never won anything in his life, is an exciting player) and we getting Balde…. Meanwhile down the street, MILAN is becoming a MONSTER. I thought we had money??? Wtf??? Seems A next year: Juve, Napoli, Milan… Then for fourth spot we have to fight Roma, Lazio, Fiorentina, Atalanta. I don’t know if we can come 4th…. Wow. BUT if we buy a GREAT central def (manolas, de vrij) Krychowiac, and Di Maria. Keep Jovetic. We’re good!

    • Inter4life

      If we buy no one and sell Bozo clown (brozo) ranocchia the giraffe, lord nagashit, biawhyweevenhavehiminy, I’ll be happy.

      • nozanneti

        hahaha, what names !!

    • JAY

      I heared we bought di maria

    • Jr

      we probably have money but now with sabatini we have a director who wants to be ‘smart’ to protect his rep, and buy as cheap as possible lol

      • Pradana Gilang

        40 mil asking price for 30 y.o that’s why. But, If I were Sabatini, I’d take him

    • Stefano

      Ok,I was sorry too about us selling Banega for 9 millions.
      Actually,I wouldn’t have sold Banega at all.
      Not even for more.
      I loved Banega,so on that I agree.

      But the rest is just impatientiency, even a bit of histerya, just a lot of exagerated,confused assumptions.

      Let them work for now !
      Stop the exaggerated negativity, I say this to everybody:
      ..this is not the time yet to be all desperate and hysterical.
      Sabatini and Spalletti are NOT telling you what their full plan is.
      Be smarter than that.
      Patience.

    • pierx

      Calm your tits 😀

    • Alex

      Calm your horses. Bilan wants to pay Moratta!!?? 10mil a year, they will go down like Lazio did in the 2000s …

    • Pacho Nerazzuro

      Banega was sacrificed for FFP. Otherwise we had to sell Perisic for 30m. And I think Valero is an upgrade in that position. I don’t think Jojo will play another game for Inter ever again. He doesn’t get on well with his teammates and Icardi in particular. It’s good that management has focused on improving the defense first and there’s plenty of time for transfers so let’s be patient and let the new coach and new management work. Milan has gone wild but they are taking a great risk to get punished by FFP next year and may have to panic sell next season.

  • Best inter

    keita is amazing player but please don’t compere perisic

    • JAY

      He might be even better perisic gas reached his potential, while balde uh sky is the limit he can reach cr7 level

      • Pradana Gilang

        probably not because his work ethic is questionable, but still a very good acquisition since he is very young and proven in serie A..

        • JAY

          He is a beast perisic doesnt even sprint 90% of times

      • Best inter

        i accept it he will be cr7 but perisic had something else that cr7 or keita haven’t. perisic is really hard work

  • Keith

    Best young talent in Serie A without a doubt, we are making a great deal by payin 25m for this guy.

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      Absolutely. especially in times when nathan ake and michael keane calibre player cost £20m and £30m respectively. major ripoff XD

    • Stefano

      I watch some Serie A.
      There are some pretty damned good ones in the 20-22 range right now.
      In any role.
      The thing about Keita is the speed ,yes,but as far as qualities or all around effectiveness…I can think of 2 or 3 just as promising.
      I will only mentions the Italians right off the top of my head for now,the ones that seem really outstanding to me:

      In the midfield Pellegrini ,20 years old ,he is all around amazing to me, very complete, will start for Roma next season.
      Already played by Ventura as a starter for senior Italy in an actual World Cup qualifying game,so apparently I am not the only one who has noticed him.

      In the same or similar roles as Keita everybody knows Bernardeschi, Berardi or even 19 years old Chiesa.who is just as fast as Keita.

      And 19 years old Orsolini is a spectacular winger, also as fast as Keita.
      I was REALLY sorry to see him go to juve.

      19 years old Panico is some striker already, first season in Serie A coming next.
      In the defenders section 20 years old Barreca has a spot reserved for him with Italy jersey as the left back, he is that good already.
      I wish we get him.

      • Keith

        1. Keita
        2. Schick
        3. Bernardeschi
        4. Pellegrini
        5. Diawara

        Best young talents in Serie A imo

        • Stefano

          Yes, like them all but in my top 5 I personally must,must have Berardi.
          Possibly at number 1,but it’s debatable of course.
          It’s just me,I am just crazy about Berardi for some reason,I see him become “something”..something serious in the world of football, sooner or later.

      • Søren

        @disqus_kYKQ7n1dj8:disqus you seem to know your way around italian football, so can you tell me somthing about this Fiorentino guy “Vecino” or something, that we are rumored to look at? I havn’t seen him and know nothing about him.

        • Stefano

          Are you sure is Vecino we are looking at?
          Or is it Badelj?
          Badely is a decent quality playmaker in Fiore ,Vecino is a defensive ,quantity mid ,often benched by both Fiore and Chile.
          I am not crazy about neither,32 years old Valero is still way superior to both.

        • Stefano

          I am reading now that we are considering paying the 24 or 26 m clause?
          That’s just wrong.
          Vecino is a nobody who runs a lot in the middle of the field.
          10 m ok.
          18m would be already way too much.
          That’s my call…

  • hitman

    Hes young and decent still this not going to calm down the fans now get Berardi and a top player

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      Trade Gabigol with Schick and get Berardi so that RW position won’t overload

      • Pradana Gilang

        I prefer to get Berardi and give Sassuolo Gabigol on loan.

      • INTERisLife

        That makes no sense the coach already said he plans to use eder as icardi back up which mean shock is on the bench n gabi for his attitude alone should b ahead of canndreva who let’s face it had a shit season

  • Eusebio

    Reports are Perisic will be leaving for 45mill+5mill bonus, and Keita will be coming in for 22mill as Biscione stated below.

  • il Biscione

    22 mil transfer and 3mil + bonuses wages. Sounds good to me.

    • Eusebio

      Not a bad deal for once, especially considering it’s Lazio. Around 20mill is right price for him, so we wouldn’t be overpaying.

      • Alex

        In this market, 40m is the right price for him(look how much a shit like Dele alli worth nowadays)

  • Jakes

    Would be a scoop to land Keita. Fast, strong and can score goals..

  • Herak Bhowmik

    Why aren’t we going for Bernarduschi or Brandt? We hv 46m from Perisic sale. That should be enough for one of them.

    • Eusebio

      Berna is going to Juve. Once they showed interest he was never going to come to Inter.

      • Herak Bhowmik

        But we did not even try to bring him.

        • Eusebio

          I believe we were trying at some pt but as I said once Juve showed interest he chose them, and I don’t blame him.

    • Pradana Gilang

      That Bernardeschi is cost twice than this operation. Until Perisic be sold, we won’t bet to much on player that in same position as him

    • ezekiel

      some source said perisic is 30m+darmian..

  • Dani Milekić

    I do like him but this is not a “big purchase”. He is a youngster from Lazio who has potential. Bonucci is a big purchase, this isn’t. We are basically downgrading our left wing.

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      Downgrading our left wing while improvising our weaker positions seems wise to me. We’ve to be down to earth and not expect big money signings like di Maria. Without the UCL revenue, we would struggle to meet the FFP requirement. This season we should look to rebuild with young yet ready talents and get to the UCL. It comes down to Spalletti and the work ethic at the end. When we get to UCL, we can start spending. I mean come on, I’d sell Perisic for 50m it’s a good deal for a 28 years old. Top professional no doubt.

    • Keith

      We’ll get a big purchase, but probably in August. For now, this is a great deal.

    • Poida

      16 goals and 3 assists from Keita last season compared to Perisic at 11 goals and 8 Assists. Would hardly call that a downgrade.

      • Dani Milekić

        Our wingers mostly feed Icardi though. And you can’t measure a player’s worth by stats. Lets see how much will Keita work in defense. Without Perišić Nagatomo and company are going to get raped next season.

        • bumrar

          And we need to work away from only feeding Icardi, the constant crossing being our only form of attach is weak, we need more threat through the middle, and more goals from other areas.

          • INTERisLife

            The crossing wasn’t a bad ploy just candreva could only find The defender who was marking him out stretched leg or the first defender in the box

        • Chino_Recoba

          Just calm down fellas. Dalbert signing is well underway. Nagatomo is going to spend the remaining contract by practicing yoga with our squad. XD

          • pierx

            lol

    • JAY
      • zamorano1+8

        loool outsider ;p cool pic though if some faces wouldnt be on it by now…
        every year again those happy family training camp pictures while we are suffering here pfff 😉

      • Pradana Gilang

        He make it easier to crop the picture unlike brozo, naga, and biabiany

      • INTERisLife

        Perisic level u surely don’t believe that I know u seen perisic play wing back …i. will admit it’s a good deal but he isn’t perisic lvl

        • JAY

          perisic aint shit yes he defends well, but he doesn’t play his games , he doesn’t even bother using his pace

          • INTERisLife

            Lol wow really

      • Stefano

        Perisic is like…”maybe I don’t fit in the pic and that’s ok “..

    • interfan@asean

      IT IS a BIG purchase for Suning, bro. They don’t have the money after all..!!

    • Alex

      Maybe this year but he’s an upgrade to Perisic in two year time when Perisic reaches 30)