Italian journalist Maurizio Pistocchi has spoken out about the direction of Inter following the sale of Romelu Lukaku and the arrival of Roma’s Edin Dzeko as the first player to come in to replace him.
The journalist tweeted his disapproval for the move, suggesting that it shows that the Nerazzurri are being mismanaged in their present state.
The departure of Lukaku has been met with disapproval and outrage by Inter supporters, and despite the quick efforts by the club to replace the Belgian, many feel that the transfer business done in the wake of his sale has not been adequate.
Pistocchi reflects this view when he criticizes the club for the signing of Dzeko in particular, which he argues represents a step backwards that does little to strengthen the future of the project.
He sees the move as indicative of disorganized and short-term thinking, with the Bosnian an aging player who, though possessing undeniable quality, cannot offer much to the long-term plan at the club.
“An organized club,” Pistocchi writes, “cannot replace Lukaku (28) with Dzeko (35) or, if it does, it must have already taken on a young player who, in the future, can guarantee a capital gain, as with Hakimi and Lukaku, wanted by Antonio Conte. The choice denotes – for now – unpreparedness and the lack of a project in my humble opinion.”
Una società organizzata non può sostituire Lukaku (28) con Dzeko (35) o, se lo fa,deve aver già preso un giovane che, in futuro possa garantire una plusvalenza, come con Hakimi e Lukaku, voluti da AConte. Insomma, la scelta denota-per ora-impreparazione e nessun progetto IMHO pic.twitter.com/gcNI3MD4HS
— Maurizio Pistocchi (@pisto_gol) August 11, 2021