Del Piero: “Inter Don’t Need To Buy Anyone In January”

December 5, 2017 00:30
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Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero spoke on Inter and their unbeaten start to the season ahead of next weekend’s Derby D’Italia.

“Inter have been a scudetto worthy team for years, two years ago with Roberto Mancini they were first in the standings, they are practical and solid.”

With the January transfer window on the horizon, Del Piero shared what he believes Inter should do or rather what they should not do when it comes round.

“In January I do not think that Inter should buy anyone. As they are only playing in the one competition, they could have the problem of having unhappy players on the bench [if they were to sign anyone].”

The 43-year-old retired striker spent no less than 19 years on the books of Inter’s arch enemies and holds the record for number of appearances made for the Bianconeri.

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  • Bob

    Unless we plan on relying on frog the rest of the season for CB depth we need to bring someone else in imo

  • Dr POSITIF

    I would completely agree with you. Milan (hee hee) is playing well and living up to the praise Spalletti heaped on him this summer. The midfield is improved so much and I don’t know if it’s the depth or the rise in overall ability, maybe somewhere in between, but it’s such a different look from recent seasons. Yes the defense is better, yes Icardi is such a wonderful young striker… but I could spend days and days talking about the wonderful mix of personnel in the midfield. The engine of this team is so much better, I can’t describe my ahem carefully composed hope.

    I just want us to have the same hope at the end of December that we had when it started.

  • casperv

    Him and Buffon – true gentlemen and great ambassadors of their sports!

  • casperv

    Well, with the on form Brozovic finally showing some consistency in an attacking midfielder role (let´s not forget he just turn 25 last month and has many years in front of him to get even better), Borja who was a beast in central midfield against Chievo, Gagliardini ( who is only 23 years old and on his way to becoming a great midfielder for sure), Vecino (whom I like very much and reminds me of T.Motta), plus of course the ever so talented Mario – we really don’t need anyone new in central midfield if you as me. On the bench we also have Gnoukouri waiting to play in the Coppa, so I think we are well covered plus even Skriniar knows who to play in defensive midfield if needed.
    On the wings we have Perisic and Eder, with Candreva and Karamoh (whom I would love to see more of) plus Cancelo. Up front we have Icardi, Eder and Pinamonti.
    In central defense Rannochia actually played a good game for us against a very physical Chievo so in him we have a fine back up player who loves the club and never complains even though staying on our bench will leave him out of the National team´s squad for the WC next summer. Maybe loaning another central defender would make sense, especially someone who could play as a right fullback if needed, because that is actually a pos. we need a back up for a very strong Ambros in.
    I would be happy to see us bring in 2 talented players in January one for full back and another for central defense, the other positions are well covered by what we already have in the squad. (Okay, if we were offered Pastore on a free loan or something like that I´d take him, but still; think we have both Borja and a growing Brozo to play in that spot).

    • Alex

      Gnoukori is forgotten. He was not even included in the squad against Chievo when we were so thin in the midfield.

      • casperv

        Oh he wasn’t didn’t notice, sorry and sorry for him too… seemed pretty good when Mancini let him play

      • Bellal Amerkhail

        isnt he fighting a heart issue?

        • Alex

          Yeah but so did Biabiany. Biabiany was fine after a year. But it has been 1.5 years for Gnou and no news from him.

    • Ray Ha

      Italy is not playing world cup, so Ranocchia is definitely not complaining… But I agree with you Ranocchia loves Inter.

      • casperv

        Hahah, shit, how could I forget!! But still, now it’s the right time for zany defender in Italy to let the light shine on him with Chellini, Barzagli retiring from the national team, and with a Bonucci playing like sh?t

  • VieriTottiDelpiero

    Inter barely needs their own “KDB” or “Eriksen” or “James Rodriguez”, who can score goals, shoot from distances, and make great passes. Joao Mario, Brozovic and Borja Valero are not pure attacking midfielders. In central and defensive midfield, Vecino, Gagliardini and Borja Valero are good. We have to sell one of Joao Mario and Brozovic.

    • casperv

      I believe Brozo is the answer to what you´re after: he has just returned from injury and has scored one and made one assist in two games as an attacking midfielder – plus he runs like a manic. If think he can be our cheaper version of Nainggolan/Vidal let´s not forget Brozo is 5 years younger than both mentioned players…

      • Alex

        I think we should cash on him when we get a 35m+ offer. He is talented, no doubt but his attitude will never let him to become a great player.

        • zuldegret

          If I recall correctly I’ve said it more than once. Don’t sell him, He might become our Lampard of Chelsea or Gerard of Liverpool. And some fellow interisti lough at me. But my gut tells something. Only time will tell

          • Winternazionale

            stankovic of inter

          • casperv

            True, he has always remind me of Lampard too

        • Ray Ha

          Brozovic got married. He is becoming a gentleman both outside & inside the pitch.

        • casperv

          What attitude? He complains when teammates fucks up, true, but so does Perisic at times – wanna sell him too?
          Brozo is still young, 25years old, and has everything to be our version of Vidal as a ball chasing attacking midfielder, someone who could “shield” Borja in central midfield, or another regista like Torreira from Sampdoria…

          • Interfan99

            probably because he flap his arm many times?

          • casperv

            Yes I know but Perisic does that too and even Icardi at times – and then he often goes on to applause the failed attempt… To me it’s just a sign of a player who wants the ball and who’s not afraid of taking responsibility

          • Alex

            Transfer market is like the stock market. You have to sell when the price is high. I might be wrong but I still see frustrations in his body language, and not so many midfielders make it to the 50mil ball park. So in my opinion we should cash on him for a 35m+ offer.

            As for Toreira, I personally prefer Milenkovic-Savic which is probably cheaper, better physique, and has goal scoring traits (all of our current midfielders lack).

          • casperv

            No way milinkovic-savic is cheaper than Torreira – actually Lotito said yesterday that even June hasn’t got enough money to buy him.
            But you’re right in the ‘sell at a high price and buy at a low’ which is what Sabatini is world class at

          • Alex

            Overpricing players by Italy’s small teams will end soon. Look at how laughable Berardi and Belotti’s situations become? Berardi was priced at 55m and Belotti at 100m, now they are valued at 15m and 30m respectively.

            Soon Sampdoria and Lazio will realize that they have to sell their shares when they are high.

          • casperv

            True, still Italian clubs have always been good at overpricing their players when a fellow Italian club comes knocking at the door, and would rather prefer to sell abroad cheaper than to a rival.
            But hope everything have get Verdi and Torreira! And actually I like the young polish striker from Samp too…

          • Alex

            If Verdi can play wing, he would be an amazing heir to Perisic. But My top choices to sign are Chiesa and De Verji

          • casperv

            I know Verdi is a great talent and two footed – he scored two free kicks in the same game last both, one taken with his left foot and the other with his right – really impressive. He would provide flexibility on the wing just like Perisic who is also two footed.
            De Vreij who has an expiring contact would be a great buy – but would want to sit on our bench?

    • Stefano

      I think we have our Eriksen ,it’s Brozovic.

  • shadrack AWORTWE

    We Will buy comes January because you don’t believe in inter Milan ideology

  • revyrain

    If someone should come to Inter in January I can only think for AMC position. That’s the only post we’re definitely doesn’t have a solid player on yet.

    Other posts, like CB or MC are only for depth reasons, not urgent. Ranocchia proved to be still useful for the time being, at least until next summer. As long as we have Miranda and Skriniar we are good at the back. In mid we have Gaglia, Vecino, Valero, JMario, it’s already full, to be honest.

    In Left-Back Santon has comeback though hasn’t really 100% like in Mourinho era, but he is progressing quite well. Surely much better than if we put Naga there. Also playable on the Right-side. There’s still Dalbert too.

    On the right-side, we can keep Ambro for now and probably replace him next summer. With a hope that Cancelo will be matured enough to play in Inter first team before the time, and be bought officially.

    Left wing Perisic is irreplaceable. And with his level of fitness and the number of ‘only’ Serie A fixtures I guess he should be fine. We can still play Eder, Brozo, or even Santon in LW if we need rotation for him. Not urgent to find backup until summer.

    Right-Wing Candreva still decent. Though he is decreasing slowly (you know) but I guess he’ll still make it just fine until summer. With hope that Karamoh will blend into the first team and replace him in time, and we’ll find backup after. Either selling Candre in summer or swap him to bech with Karamoh if he doesn’t mind.

    Then come to AMC. Who are there ? No one yet.

  • 1nteristi

    At least 1 great CB

  • Chino_Recoba

    I think the opposite Mr Alex. I believe this Inter would fight for capolista until the end, in addition coppa competition should start in the near future. In this regard, we need more quality depth on CB and AM at least (a versatile attacking-minded mid to give a rotation for Perisic, Candy, and AMC). I propose some feasible candidates for Ausilio to make a swoop, they are: Simone Verdi, Ramires, Acerbi, and Benalouane). This is just my opinion, what do you think Interisti?

    • Musavie Abdillah

      CB surely need to be added.
      Miranda need an heir that require time to learn from the experienced player like Miranda. We know that guy is NOT Rannochia. Plus, we might risk losing Skriniar next summer, with Barca on the horizon.
      We need AM that can produce goal (?) – We have Brozo, I already laffff the roles of our midfielders, all of THEM! Spaletti surely play their strength and paired with other mids who could cover their weakness.
      What we need is rotation, that could develop Karamoh in winger position. We’re so dependent to Perisic-Candreva. We need option on those area.

      • Chino_Recoba

        Overall, I agree with you. An experienced CB would be great addition for maintaining our chance to fight as title contender until the end. I don’t think we could land a high quality CB on January, perhaps on July. Bastoni would be hot potential heir of Miranda, if only he could join us early. I consider Vanheusden as the hot prospect too, hope he would recover soon. For the position AM(C/R/L) we need certainty, a secured option to keep our current formation worked on the same intensity like nowadays.

        • Alex

          Hopefully we can bring in one of De Verji/Gimenez next year.

      • Sean Patrick

        No Skriniar loss talks please.

    • grilliant

      1 CB & 1 MF

      • Chino_Recoba

        Yeah, who are they my friend? Just say it 🙂

        • grilliant

          I dont have any name in mind, actually. But it doesnt have to be big name players because we’re gonna need them on the bench or coppa games only. Maybe there are some serie a players that we can get on loan. Like Alex said, we dont really need anyone right now, if we want to buy, we should just wait until summer where more quality players available, no need to rush. in January, Loan is better option for me.

  • Mirgjan Kupi

    you want a depth adding signing that cant hurt the locker room? My opinion is do what you did last January. Get Trent Sainsbury! loan him from Jiangsu Suning our relative club for basically free. Hes 25 hes experienced in China, Half of last season in Italy and starts for Australia’s world cup qualified team. He looked solid at the end of last year and it seemed like the locker room liked him (I know the fans did). He enjoyed being here and never complained about not playing, and he would want to sharpen up before the world cup practicing with our team. Seems like a win-win to me.

    • Musavie Abdillah

      Is FB the right position that we’ need to strengthen?

      • Mirgjan Kupi

        hes a center back

    • Alex

      Lol, I’d rather Zanetti wears his shorts and play CB. He has experience in China? You are talking like Chinese league is Premier league or something. LOL

      • Mirgjan Kupi

        experience playing is experience playing. You cant ask a premiere league starting defender to come and be your 3rd or 4th string center back. Paulinho has walked into the Barcelona team and excelled coming from starting in China. We saw Sainsbury in Serie A in a game last year and I watched him play for Australia in the qualifiers. Hes not Zanetti but ive never seen him mess up like Ranocchia. lol lol lol

    • Ray Ha

      Trent Sainsbury needs to play to maintain form for World Cup. So he is not joining. Mangala is a very solid choice for now. I like African Central Back like Koulibaly

  • Sheldon Ishwar Phoolchan

    We definitely need another cb…and a trequartista..

  • Stefano

    Absolute necessity ..maybe not ,but I can think of one ..and maybe even 3 things that we could use in our bench.