Incoming Inter head coach has begun the task of building Inter’s squad in his image, and appears to have a clear idea of what he wants from his team going forward, with the arrival of Felipe Caicedo and the departure of Achraf Hakimi among possible changes.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport report that as Inzaghi has commenced tactical preparations for the upcoming season it has become clear which arrivals and departures he will want to see from Antonio Conte’s Scudetto-winning squad.
The return of Federico Dimarco from his fruitful loan at Hellas Verona is now considered a virtual certainty, with the player valued for his ability to fulfill both the center-back role in a back three or a wide attacking role in the new manager’s system.
WIngback Achraf Hakimi is still expected to depart for a large fee and one replacement who Inter are said to be chasing is 21-year-old Barcelona man Emerson Royal.
Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri is also a highly plausible arrival on the left side as Inter are chasing him and Chelsea may consider selling.
In attack, the new manager would like to preserve the “Lu-La” partnership between Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez which was highly successful last season, and also is keeping former Manchester United, Arsenal, and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez in his plans.
One last possible arrival is Felipe Caicedo, a player who Inzaghi has developed a good relationship with at Lazio; the 32-year-old has one more year on his deal at the Biancocelesti and would be an ideal backup to Lukaku in Inzaghi’s system, although his arrival is contingent on what the new coach plans to do with the likes of Andrea Pinamonti and the returning Eddie Salcedo.