Mbaye’s agent: “Our interest has always been for Ibra to continue with Inter”

September 19, 2014 17:34
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Inter this season can enjoy one reinforcement more. Not only Guarin will give added value to the squad of WM, but also Ibrahima Mbaye, betrothed of Genoa, but in the end he stayed in Milan after the hesitation of the Grifoni. And Mazzarri has already let him play against Sassuolo in the second half, also changing to 4 (the formation in which the Senegalese can take on the role of right back). To speak of the space that the player could carve out in the season at Inter our partner FcInterNews got an exclusive interview with the player’s agent Beppe Accardi. Here are his words:

Ibrahima stayed at Inter in the last moment, against Sassuolo he came on in the second half. The right way to start the season… 

“That the partnership would continue on the contract level I think was obvious. He grew up at Inter and has worked for Inter, our interest has always been for him to continue with Inter. It’s true that other teams have expressed important appreciation for him. It’s fair that he at that point received a dignity from the contractual point of view. If the contract does not have a value no one sees you. Today he is an Inter player, he is really happy, let’s not forget that he is 19 years old and needs time to grow. But the fact that the second game, the first time he was available, the coach put him on the pitch, getting a positive response, it is a good thing.”

The Europa League invites for turnover and Ibra could get his chance? 

“Ibra is fortunate: he has the ability to wait, to work and to learn what he needs from the best. Then he has the good fortune of being able to play many roles and with the long season he will carve out his space. Then he will have to convince the coach and make it difficult for him with the choices.”

Are you disappointed in Genoa? What happened in the end? 

“Football is like this. Everyone tries to follow their own strategies and interests, to follow more tracks or try to invest in certain players. Genoa has also replaced with the arrival of other players at a lower cost than Ibra, at that time Genoa had perhaps not very clear strategies, but it’s all part of the transfer market. If you think about Biabiany, who now has that problem and I hope he will overcome it soon, before it was Inter, then it was AC Milan, the same goes for Bonaventura. You have to adapt to the rules of football otherwise you will go crazy.”

Atalanta, Palermo and to fund Cerci. How many alternatives have been concrete after the no from Genoa? 

“Atalanta was one of the suitors, they were trying to accomplish some sales to do the operation. Palermo tried for a month and a half to get him. You know how it went with Genoa. Then there were also more important teams, but they wanted to buy. But Inter, who did a good job, had no interest in selling Mbaye. Names? They are the ones that you could read, Juventus, United, Liverpool, Roma, were all interested in Ibra and Inter knows that. Do not underestimate one thing in the end: in all the interviews made ​​by Thohir, as well as Icardi and Kovacic, he has always mentioned Mbaye. It means that the guy is taken into account.”


By Olof Svensson


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