Inter welcomed two new faces through the doors during the recently closed winter transfer window in Rafinha and Lisandro Lopez. They also bid farewell to three players in Joao Mario, Yuto Nagatomo and Zinho Vanheusden.
Despite their being five deals being completed involving the Nerazzurri, Gazzetta dello Sport have labelled Inter’s winter transfer window “a month of illusions.”
Ramires and Javier Pastore were continually linked but Inter ultimately missed out on the pair. Ramires was deemed an easy target to acquire due to the fact he plays for sister club Jiangsu Suning but his move was blocked. As for Pastore, Inter tried and tried according to reports but could not meet Paris Saint Germain’s demands for the player.
The South American duo would have solved many of the problems in Luciano Spalletti’s side but Inter will have to ultimately wait until the summer before they can spend big and address the problems, given they manage to raise €60 million for financial fair play purposes.
Many other names were of course linked but no moves ever came to fruition further cementing Gazzetta’s view of it being a month of illusions.