Italian journalist Matteo Marani has commented on the situation with transfers and finances at Inter, praising the Nerazzurri’s handling of the Achraf Hakimi sale.

Speaking on air to Sky Sport Italia yesterday afternoon, the journalist weighed in on the sale of Hakimi, thought to be impending in the coming days.

Marani believes that despite Hakimi’s departure being a significant loss for the Nerazzurri, it is one which the club can recover from, and will be a positive development insofar as it means that the club do not have to sell any key players.

It has been known for some time that Inter need to make at least one major sale this summer to meet financial objectives, and Hakimi has been one of the first names linked away from the Giuseppe Meazza given his high value and the immediate influx of cash and capital gains that his sale represents.

The departure of Hakimi does not guarantee that other key players such as Lautaro Martinez or Alessandro Bastoni will remain at the club, but it is seen as a big financial development that will allow the club to continue their financial plans while still ensuring that a strong squad is available to new manager Simone Inzaghi next season.

Marani highlighted this, saying the following:

“Bringing in a lot of money right now would mean not sacrificing any players from the squad anymore. €65-70 million euros in cash, Inter shouldn’t have to make any more sacrifices.

“Also considering the Hakan Calhanoglu deal, Inter are doing very well in a difficult context.”