Antonio Conte Hoping To Reboot Sensi, Vecino & Eriksen After No January Signings, Italian Media Report
Antonio Conte is working to create three ‘signings’ of his own after Inter failed to complete any business in the January transfer window, as reported by the Italian media today.
Tuesday’s print edition of Tuttosport said Conte had hoped for two or three additions to complete his squad last month, specifically a left-footed wing-back, a striker with a different skills set and a back-up option to Marcelo Brozovic.
Having been informed by Steven Zhang that Inter were unable to spend however, Conte has refocused his attention on making the most of what he has and is planning to revitalise Stefano Sensi, Matias Vecino and Christian Eriksen’s seasons, all of which have been severely hampered for different reasons.
Sensi has struggled with niggling muscular problems, while Vecino has been out since July after knee surgery and Eriksen has failed to find a place in the side.
The Turin-based paper reported that Conte was ‘conserving Sensi like a fine wine’, wary of over-using him and causing the Italy international a new injury setback.
Vecino has been sent to regain his fitness with Inter’s Primavera, scoring the opener in a 3-1 win over Genoa for Armando Madonna’s side last week.
And Eriksen has been moved into a new deeper position, with Conte again trialling him in Brozovic’s play-maker role during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Benevento.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City both came in for Eriksen in January, but the offers were rejected.
Spurs wanted a free loan, which Inter would not accept, while the Foxes were unable to guarantee the 28-year-old the remainder of his €7.5 million net annual salary for this season.