TS: Pezzella, Vermaelen, Nacho, Fazio, Kimpembe, Diop or Tonelli. Who will arrive?

August 12, 2017 11:00
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german pezzella

With Murillo leaving and Skriniar a starting player, Inter is searching for a back up central defender. “First name on the list is German Pezzella, an Argentinian central defender with an Italian passport (not interfering with the non-EU slot reserved for Aurier) currently playing in Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga. The cost? 17 million of euros according to his last contract with the Spanish side that expires 2021. But Pezzella is not the only name on the list of Piero Ausilio and Walter Sabatini, who need to find a central defender after the departure of Andrea Ranocchia. Thomas Vermaelen has been offered, but his long list of physical problems do not make him the best of candidates. In the meanwhile Inter is observing what is happening to Real Madri ace Nacho, who recently asked the club to be put on the transfer list. In the background there are French players Diop and Kimpembe, but according to Ausilio, those are not the top ones, instead Lorenzo Tonelli of Empoli could be the alternative to Pezzella.

Source: tuttosport.com

Olof Svensson
By Olof Svensson
  • Stefano

    For us, out of these, I like Tonelli, Pezzella and Fazio but Roma cannot afford to easily sell another CB.
    Believe it or not but Tonelli of Empoli is pretty damn good.
    What about Toloi of Atalanta?

    • Munawir Biki

      Tonelli already at Napoli since last summer.


    KInda funny that we sell our starter (murillo) for 13mil but now have to find a backup and pay around 20.

    • John

      Not sure if Murillo was our starter. Even last season, we often deployed Miranda + Medel at CB. After Skriniar came, Murillo considered switching to RB as well.

  • Lajoya

    Why all the choices are second class CB?

    • Hanindito Prasojo

      Because we are searching for backup CB who doesn’t mind being benched, though i prefer that las palmas kid or that ajax kids

  • Alvaro_eLChino_Recoba

    OOT : Rano even didnt include in first team inter page, is he leaving or something ?

  • Herak Bhowmik

    what about Christiansen?

  • Zoki

    Haven’t heard of Pezzella and he just arrived at Udinese this transfer window, I doubt he will move again. Stay away from Vermaelen, waste of money. Nacho would be great but I doubt Real Madrid will let him go, they use him quite a lot. Roma wont let Fazio go, one of their best defenders and a starter. Tonelli could be a good option but he has been injured most of the last season, and I think Napoli would be reluctant to sell him. Diop and Kimpembe look like good talents but that will also cost us money. Maybe we should enquire about Acerbi, although he is highly rated so could cost some money as well. These are all either targets not worth pursuing or hard to get, we’ll see. We definitely need someone if (when) Murillo leaves as well.

    • haweed

      another pezzella.
      Argentinian defender used to play for boca ( i think ) and now in Spain with betis whom we face tonight in our last friendly

      • Zoki

        Oh, my bad. Still have no idea who he is though, anyone actually seen him play? 😀

        • Cian T

          Guess we’ll see tonight

        • jackabood

          haven’t seen him at all but here is a video of him. a good reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yF3KNNgVH8

          • Zoki

            I tend to not judge players by these videos since even Biabiany and Nagatomo look like gods in them. If you take 3 min of highlights of a player in a whole season it’s really hard to make them look bad.

          • jackabood

            thats not to say that u can’t get an idea about a player and his play style from videos.

          • Zoki

            True, it can show style but it doesn’t define one’s quality.

          • haweed

            you can spot some characteristic from YouTube videos like dribbling, crosses, ball control. but the most important characteristics like positioning, tactical awareness, nerve ….are difficult if not impossible to see

    • Stefano

      Your avatar guarantees for him.
      Pezzella it’s his idea.

  • jackabood

    i’m all for Nacho just due to the fact that Inter have had an amazing record with Real Madrid players. also it does matter that he’s really consistent. he’s gonna be a sub after all.

  • boln

    Who is this pizzala guy?