Inter’s acquisition of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku allows them to keep up with Juventus in the race for the title this season, according to an analysis in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report details how the Nerazzurri’s €80 million purchase has driven the team forward to second in the league table, with his nine goals in 11 league games helping the Nerazzurri achieve vital points constantly. Furthermore, goal scoring aside, his high work rate and impressive hold up play have allowed 22-year-old Argentinian striker Lautaro Martinez to grow to heights that he failed to reach last season.
However, Inter must acquire some squad reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window if they want to keep the pressure on the Bianconeri, the report adds. Coach Antonio Conte cannot rely only on Lautaro and Lukaku every game, especially considering the lack of midfield depth currently plaguing the squad. The Injury to midfielder Stefano Sensi showed the Nerazzurri’s biggest squad weakness at the moment, and therefore a purchase in January is required.