Two weekends ago Inter announced the signing of two players to replace Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
The Milan club has been strengthened by Dutch wing-back Denzel Dumfries who reportedly cost the Nerazzurri €12.5 million excluding add-ons.
The second newcomer to the team was the Bosnian international striker, Edin Dzeko, who was signed from Roma, who signed a two-year contract.
Dzeko moved to Inter for free, but the Nerazzurri will pay Roma €1.5 million upon securing Champions League qualification. Dzeko has already played a match for his new team in a friendly against Dynamo Kyiv scoring a goal.
How Will Edin Dzeko & Denzel Dumfries Help Simone Inzaghi’s Inter This Season?
Recently, Inter announced the signing of Edin Dzeko and Denzel Dumfries — now they will try to replace Romela Lukaku and Ashraf Hakimi as best they can.
Simone Inzaghi has inherited a club in financial crisis and has limited transfer opportunities, so their arrival will be a serious foundation for building a game this season. How will they fit into the new team?
There is no reason to compare Dzeko with Lukaku: it is as pointless as the match up of Zeus vs Thor CA. If Inter was in a different financial situation, they would never have sold Lukaku and continued to build the game on his strong qualities.
But reality forced the club to accept the offer from Chelsea and look for a new striker. The management decided to rely on a proven and short-term option — Dzeko has already spent six seasons in the Serie A and is familiar with the ins and outs of the league.
Dzeko is a rather active and versatile forward. The Bosnian acts intelligently in the penalty area — he shows himself well on crosses and can read the situation in time and react.
His help in in providing assists is also essential when he sends the ball to the wings or allows the team to get an advantage in the final third.
Over the past three seasons, he has recorded 16 assists (on par with Roma midfield teammate Lorenzo Pellegrini). For a forward, this is a very good indicator.
Dumfries was remembered by everyone after the Euro 2020 when he was one of the leaders of the Netherlands national team.
Soon, there was news about his possible transfer to one of the top leagues as can be expected. Dumfries should not have many problems adapting to the Inter formation since Inzaghi will be able to use him in his favorite position.
But the Serie A and the Dutch Eredivisie are not at the same level. Opponents will better prepare to play against him.
Here, the Dutchman is required to have a completely different level of concentration and tactical awareness, both when attacking as well as position wise in defense.
Fortunately for Inter, Inzaghi knows how to work with players individually and adapt them to his formation tactically, so Dumfries has every chance to dominate the right wing of the pitch on a consistent basis.