Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is worried about the state of the Nerazzurri’s squad in light of the possible sale of Romelu Lukaku.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 45-year-old believes that the upheaval from Lukaku’s departure could trigger the likes of Lautaro Martinez, Stefan de Vrij, and Marcelo Brozovic to also leave the club.
When Inzaghi arrived from Lazio earlier in the summer, he was given assurances that only one major squad member would be allowed to leave, with Achraf Hakimi having been sold to Paris Saint-Germain last month.
However, it now appears as though the manager could be deprived of another absolutely vital player from the past seasons, in the form of Lukaku.
Inzaghi feels that if the Belgian striker is allowed to be sold, it could be a signal to some of his other important players that they too should leave.
With contract talks coming up for all three, and with the Nerazzurri clearly following a directive to reduce the wage bill due to financial constraints and objectives which must be met, the possibility that other key players could be on their way rather than committing their future at the Giuseppe Meazza cannot be ruled out, the coach feels.