Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio: “Agreement with Arsenal but Mustafi cost too much”
Inter’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio spokw with to the gathered press outside of the club’s headquarters in central Milano after the summer transfer window shut.
“The final accounts are settled at the end of the season. We’re convinced that we have signed players that are adapted to our project, the rest of Inter you could see was ready when the Serie A started. Many players have arrived and many have left, the squad is homogeneous and competitive. We liked the idea of going with young players, our own as well as investments such as Karamoh. We decided to do something simple, we didn’t want to do things just for the sake of doing them. When we realized that we weren’t able to achieve certain objectives we took Ranocchia off the market, who was wanted by clubs in England and Russia, you can all understand which clubs I mean. Andrea is a lad that deserves consideration, with him D’Ambrosio and Vanheusden aside from Miranda and Skriniar we are covered.”
Ausilio was then asked if the club regrets any moves made or not made during the summer to which he replied: “No, we’ve made things that are functional and compatible with our technical project. Midfielders have arrived, as well as Karamoh, another interesting young player like Skriniar arrived who is also doing very well. Many certainties are underrated, keeping Perisic was a great acquisition. Ansaldi? Many situations are born and die in an hour. We had a lot of requests for him, Torino’s offer was deemed the right one by us as well as the player. Joao Cancelo should return in a few weeks, we gave a chance to the lad to play.”
In conclusion Ausilio was asked about how likely it is that inter will try to buy a central defender in January when the transfer window where Ausilio replied: “The only negotiation we had planned was the one for Shkodran Mustafi, but the players financial demands didn’t allow us to move forward so we decided to let it go despite having an agreement with Arsenal.”