Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio: “Agreement with Arsenal but Mustafi cost too much”

August 31, 2017 23:34
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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.”

Nima Tavallaey Roodsari
By Nima Tavallaey Roodsari
  • Cdp

    With no more CB coming i hope spaletti wouldn’t use skriniar and miranda in coppa.. Just use rano and zino or ambrossio as cb in coppa.. I dont mind if we lose in coppa, as long we have a good serie a season..

  • Reza Pahlevi

    Miranda have injury on his head he even don’t remember about the game…i hope not bad.. lucky we “only” again SPAL. Rannochia take miranda place…

  • Pick

    The same as if Messi and Suarez are injured for Barcelona or Rinaldo and Ramos For Real …nonsense comment

  • Nidal Safarini

    Lets say I was more pessimistic about this transfer window, but it is better than expected due to sp manu reasons including Financial F***ing Policy, for me I would give 7/10 of this mercato, yes we sold for cheap and sold all of our CB without a replacement which is the only department that needs it as we are well covered for other places, we got some interesting deals that covered what we lacked before, so hopefully it turns out to be a good season with Spaletti and his boys.

  • kuda

    This is why medel’s sale is soo stupid ffs!

  • Stefano

    ..except in the same, original interview in Italian Ausilio says nothing about ” Mustafi turning us down”.
    Nothing.
    Only :
    ” The only CB we went after was Mustafi, we made some good offers ,but ARSENAL requests were too high”.

    Whatever..

    • Sempreinter

      The source we used FCInterNews reported that he said “poi è arrivato il no del giocatore.”
      We do NOT make things up.
      Thanks

      • il Biscione

        Maybe not you, but we have seen quite a few really bad translations from those fcinternews articles on this website, so Stefano has a valid reason to suspect the translation.

  • Mayor inter

    Ausilio and Sabatini did well, not to talk about the financial crisis we are in… and in all this Chinese Government restrictions about Suning not to invest in this mercato, Aus & Saba tried using their strategies in our favor.

    Espayol in Spain is passing the same Chinese Government restrictions…so we are not alone.

  • casperv

    Everything considered I think Ausilio has done s great job this summer. Selling dead weight , keeping star players and adding young really talented players like Dalbert, Skriniar, Concelo, Karamoh and always balacing the books – unlike Milan!
    The Kondogbia and Gabi and Ansaldi deals were especially impressive – we will ensure our money back from all of those deals more or less and Borja was a steal and Vecino a star player in the making.
    Keeping Ranno and the young Vanheusden in stead of getting a “big foreign” name” in for defense also makes sure no one will start to complain if they get litle playing time, and playing time is what Skriniar has to get!

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      And I’d pat him in the back for not signing Sissoko and Ogbonna too XD

      • casperv

        True the Ogbonna thing was wird – he´s not better than Ranno.

  • Alex

    It’s a shame that we couldn’t sign Mustafi. I was ready to slap my Rube friends with that for gettting Mustafi over Howdes..

    • Reza Pahlevi

      Don’t do that because they fight for scudetto….

      • Stefano

        Inter is Inter, we always fight for scudetto naturally , not for “qualifying in Europe”, it’s in our name, it’s our nature.
        ” How realistic is it”.. it’s a completely irrelevant consideration.

        • Reza Pahlevi

          I hope soo i want inter fight every season start for scudetto… but no ones in management have ambition to fight for scudetto, only go for 4th position… that why inter buy player “spaletti” need.

  • Stefano

    He confirms rano had requests in England and Russia but they did not want to let him go.
    How wrong would that be, on a scale from 0 to ” From now on i can no longer listen to Ausilio voice, I hope he disappears”?

    • Alex

      When we have zero back up not wrong.

      • Stefano

        You can find back ups with the money saved by getting rid of rano.
        Even burdisso or paletta are better.
        Or keep medel
        There is no excuse for not letting frogley go.

        • Vlad

          Yep releasing Medel and Murilo getting a good CB was a huge mistake. My only hope is that Vandenheusen is good enough to be considered in front of Rano in packing order.

        • Alex

          We shouldn’t bring someone for the sake of that. And also not enough time to chase a new unknown CB to Spal.

          Remember Rano has 2 years left on his contract.. you don’t want to bring a $hit player and give a 4-5 year long contract and repeat the same story with Fagatomo and Rano

  • Stefano

    I just read the same ,original interview in an Italian site.
    On Mustafi Ausilio only said “the only CD we seriously went after was Mustafi, we made some offers, but arsenal requests were too high ”
    Thats all.
    So…which one is it??

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      Arsenal’s request being too high is more likely. At least that what all reports other than sempreinter are saying. Havent watched the interview tho

    • The source we used FCInterNews reported that he said “poi è arrivato il no del giocatore.”
      We do NOT make things up.
      Thanks

    • Sempreinter

      The source we used FCInterNews reported that he said “poi è arrivato il no del giocatore.”
      We do NOT make things up.
      If you’re interested then please send me an email: nima.tavallaey@hotmail.com
      Thanks

      • Stefano

        Ok.
        I trust you+please accept my apologies.

        • Sempreinter

          No problem =)
          Next time if you see anything like that please email me directly & I will make sure it’s fixed ASAP:
          Thanks

  • Inter4ever

    Dragovic was available for loan you idiot.

    • JAY

      we basically missed on everyone

  • Inter4life

    Ok guys let’s all be honest here……. Inter’s Mercator: “We need to make 30 million eruos before June 30th to be done with FFP” They actually meet the deadline. So they sell Banega, Medel, Miangue, Caprari, Murillo, Jovetic, loan out Kondo, Bia, Gabigol, Ansaldi etc etc basically departures for SUPER CHEAP. We’re thinking ok no more ristrictions let’s get some good players!!! So we got:

    Padelli
    Skriniar
    Karamoh
    Dalbert
    Cancelo
    Valero
    Vecino

    It was mentioned that we are gonna buy ITALIAN, we didn’t (Padelli as second goalie don’t count)
    BIG NAMES (Vidal, Manolas, Nanijgolan, James etc etc) no one came.
    GET RID OF THE LORDS: Naga, Rano, Dumbo. Which didn’t happen.

    In my opinion, the players we got don’t strike fear in our opponents, I expected something better. I think our owners are frauds and I demand an explanation of why big players that was promised didn’t come. WE LOST ALL THE TRANSFER BATTLES (Höwedes, Mangala, Mustafi, Balde, Shock etc) Also, How on earth did we not get another center back and kept the lords and didn’t release them????

    Our transfer dealings out of 10 is a 5.

    All I can say is: THANK GOD for Spalletti!

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      I could agree with you that we’ve sold some of our players far below the market value. Namely, Banega and Jovetic. But that’s it. Vidal, Manolas, James belong in dreams and fantasies for those who indulge in them. It’s clear for all we didn’t have the money to spend after spending 24m each on Dalbert and Vecino, and a further 32m on Skriniar, which although a bit steep, I reckon would turn into great investments.

    • casperv

      If you beliefe everything you read in the stupid sport media from Italy – I´d agree with you,. But if you would read a bit yourself about our FFP agreement you´d realize our deal was 4 year long, made by Thohir and runs until next summer not THIS summer… Thohir was a “new owner” and therefor he got a 4 year deal instead of the “normal” 3 year

      • JAY

        you are smart, you are better than this, there is no such thing as ffp, look at psg, 222m for neymar 180m for mbappe, explain that to me, if they did it we should be able to as well, our owners are cheap

        • Fam

          You are right, some people here also mention about the Chinese government stuff . What a joke ,look at Milian. I think the management will talk about the ffp stuff again every transfer window coming

          • casperv

            The real reason for us not spending like there´s no tomorrow is the FFP agreement Thohir made 3 years ago not the restrictions made by the Chinese government. I´m sure a huge international company like Suning would find a way to canalize money out of the country and to us if they wanted to – they got companies in all of Asia so… But the FFP forbids us to spend more than we get in and to balance the books – yet again – by next June!

          • Wynne Putradana

            They are brave enough to take a risk. But if they fail, they would suffer so huge problem.

        • casperv

          Our deal with Uefa over the FFP runs til next summer. By then we – for the 2.nd year in a row – have to balance our books if we do so we´re out of the “old-Thohir agreement” and Suning can make a new deal with Uefa if needed to and they got a hole other set of muscles to show off.
          Psg are cheaters and have already been fined once and hopefully they will be fined again, but technically they haven´t done anything wrong.
          Some tourist firm in Qatar named Neymar the countries ambassador and payed him 222 mil euro for that title and his work for them as their ambassador, funny enough was that amount of money to pay his way out of his contract with Barca and join Psg on a free transfer – technically the money never saw the books of PSG at all. The Mbappe deal is a year long loan deal with obligation to by next summer, when a new budget starts and won’t effect this years budget… We can call it cheating or creative thinging but they are well-known to go their own ways at PSG at started buying a lot of players some years agin with so called “sponsorship deals”, where the technical owners of the players were som Qatar firms and not PSG – technically speaking.
          Do we want Inter to go that way? NO THANK YOU!
          But I do hope Uefa can do something about it!

          • JAY

            Well i knew about these, im saying we should be able to do the same, after all chinese are like the most promising bussinesd mans in rhe world, they even own more than one club, iur hands should be even more open than psg

          • casperv

            There are many rich owners around -in clubs in England, France and Spain but no one behaves like the Qatar people that owns PSG – and I don’t want my Inter to be turned into a cheating club.

        • Wynne Putradana

          Psg is playing in UCL which give them money. Moreover they have many world class player, so that they could get more income from sponsorship and marchendise.

          Those are something we are missing to put in FFP Proposal.

          • JAY

            What ever they make doesn’t justify their spending open your eyes

          • Naves

            UCL income is like 60m and about 120m if you reach finals and that alone is neymar + mbape wages.
            The real thing is that they have some crazy sponsorship deals that gives them upwards of 40m per year.
            Can Sunning do the same? yes
            Will sunning do it? No

        • Stefano

          They just begun an investigation on PSG finances

          • JAY

            i know but nothing is gonna happen, you know what they want? they just want their share , they will charge them like 15m and psg will pay uefa and its all gravy, oil money is unlimited

          • zamorano1+8

            exactly…. the penalties are ridicolous and thats why psg was doing it. we could have easily get more money with merchandise n probably even more success on the field by signing 1-2 stars than the penalty would have been for us… thats straight math lookin at the history of penalties.

            doesnt matter how its done. as jay said there is nothing like ffp. its far from reality to think that all those deals in the football world are done by official transactions for everybody to see loooooool

            and even if somebody would control it, it would be somebody from FIFA or UEFA i dont know and that wouldnt do any differences….
            a lot of loan deals are being prepared with money transactions behind closed doors or somehow wrapped. suning refused to do that and that ofcourse makes me think they not clever enough, dont have money or just dont take inter serious…
            im also far from being convinced from this mercato.

      • Azzkikr

        You keep writing this, but its simply not true.

        The FFP agreement covers 4 seasons, yes, but its 15/16, 16/17, 17/18 AND 18/19.

        Inter wont be free from FFP before July 1st 2019, meaning in in two years time.

    • Stefano

      It would have been excellent, and for once financially intelligent ,besides technically complete with..ONLY Rano out and Mustafi ,or a strong CB,IN.

    • Naves

      I am perfectly happy with our purchases so far and like Sabatini said you cant fix all the holes in one transfer market. I agree to that but we are short on 2-3 purchases in case something goes south. If Inter have curse free season then this mercato will be 8/10 for me.
      PS: Lord rano and naga along with his sponsor Ausilio better leave in the winter market.

    • JAY

      less than 5 bro, we sold banega and jovetic for a combined fee of 20m and keita will be worth more than 100m soon, watch how monaco will flip him

      • Pick

        They played like shit except jojo at pre season

        • JAY

          you goto be joking banega is a master

          • Pick

            But he did not fit at Inter.we cant ask for big cash if player played badly whole season except few good games

          • JAY

            Yes we can, we undervalued him, dont give me this shet that he was not worth more than 9m, he is one of the best in the world

          • Pick

            I guess we did that because we got him for free and we need cash fast for Borja for example

          • JAY

            rube got pogba for free also and the rest is history

          • Pick

            He played great with consistency,was much younger then banega when transfer happened.And other aspects were at their side.

          • JAY

            im just saying because we got him for free it dont mean we have to sell him cheap

          • Pick

            True

    • harendro

      Don’t forget Sabatini

    • Eshay Hazan

      feeling really bad with the lack of italians. hoped for darmian and berardi.

  • Giuseppe Meazza

    “The only negotiation we had planned was the one for Shkodran Mustafi” shows that this man knows what he’s doing. Instead of going for panic targets like Ogbonna and Rolando like the media is reporting. Could’ve gone for Foyth for 10m had we had the money. A solid mercato nonetheless!

    • Stefano

      That part is true.
      .
      But the ” Ranocchia had so many offers but….” part shows me something else about him.
      Can you imagine in 5 games the derby, or right after that in Napoli..with rano starter?
      It’s an effing nightmare if you ask me, after all this…

      • Giuseppe Meazza

        Rano is decent as long as he’s not playing against fast quality wingers. He’s our mid-table level option. Mangala, Ogbonna, these aren’t solutions. Mustafi was the only logical option, but we were restricted financially. Rano staying is just circumstantial, more than anything. I just hope this means Vanheusden will get a more prominent role now that mustafi’s staying at Arsenal.

  • Vlad

    For once i think he is right. The market was not that bad. We managed to keep our best players, we signed players that Spalletti wanted and we trimmed the squad to 24 players (same as City, Real, Atletico, Chelsea, etc). People are complaining about our depth, but we have good back-ups for every possition beside CB. They tried to bring a good CB, but the truth is that no world class player wants to join a team who is not even playing in EL. The best thing after this mercato is that we balanced the books and finaly get out of that FFS deal. Hope Suning will present a good investment plan to Chinese Gov, so that we could solve our CB problem in winter and to make a great mercato next summer.

    • Giuseppe Meazza

      I think it would suffice to enter the UCL. When we do, we can improve the squad, I mean, if we look at our options on the bench, we don’t have any standout at the moment. Rube and Napoli have Bernadeschi, D Costa, Milik, Zielinski to summon from the bench. We’re lacking that bit. But that a discussion for another mercato i guess.

      • Vlad

        Yes they have beter subs than us, but out best 11 is better than Milan or Roma in my opinion.

      • Alex

        And they are in CL so they need a very deep squad. I hope I see Vanheusden instead of Rano and I will be happy.

        Also cashing on Ansaldi was a good sign that we are considering Valietti..

        • Giuseppe Meazza

          Ditto! We have really promising players coming through.

        • Vlad

          Dont think we’ll se Valietti this season, we still have Naga, Damborsio and Santon in fornt of him. But i do hope to see Vanheusden and Pina this year.

          • Wynne Putradana

            Pina or van heudsen would play in 3 matches next, maybe.

      • harendro

        We have Mario and Gaglia to summon from the bench…we have Eder and now Karamoh, later on we have Cancelo…and having Rano and Nagatomo as back up is godd even they are a non-factor to improve technically…at least they can build a positive vibe around the team. It’s a good mercato with Spaleti being the best buy and good start of the season will serve as prove that Ausilio and co did a good job.

  • il Biscione

    Don’t BS Ausilio. We are as covered as the freaking Nazi’s when they launched Operation Barbarossa.

    • Vlad

      Beside CB position we are prety covered.

      • il Biscione

        Some injuries and suspensions and our starting cb’s will be Rano and Vandenheusen. Eder is the only real cover for our attacking trident. There has to be no injuries at all for us to be covered.

      • Stefano

        Mustafi in rano out and I would have been perfectly happy.

        • Alex

          Indeed!

      • JAY

        no we are not, we have no Am nor DM nor back up cb we only have eder that has to cover lw, rw, st in case

        • Eshay Hazan

          true we dont have a natural AMF but spalletti can transform mario and brozo there. we have enough DMF with gaglia and vecino. eder will be used for LWF and CF, karamoh for RWF and LWF. pinamonti can play in the middle as well. lets not forget cancelo on the right.

          • JAY

            We aint going no where depending on pinamonti if icardi is injured

          • Eshay Hazan

            eder is the primary vice-icardi and i think he is the best sub-CF in italy. pinamonti can evolve under spalletti, just like cutrone at milan.

          • JAY

            he has to cover st lw and rw

          • Eshay Hazan

            cancelo and karamoh should cover LW and RW. but that depends on spalletti.

          • JAY

            Dont think they are ready yet but not sure lets see