Former Roma defender Federico Balzaretti believes that Inter had a stronger transfer window than the rest of Serie A now that the window has officially slammed shut and all business is concluded.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the 39-year-old praised the Nerazzurri for the way that their summer transfer business improved the squad despite difficult circumstances.

The deadline for transfers has now passed in Italy, and the Nerazzurri are all done with arrivals and departures as are all of their Serie A rivals.

The summer was one of upheaval for the club after the losses of Antonio Conte, Achraf Hakimi, and Romelu Lukaku, replaced by the likes of head coach Simone Inzaghi and several new signigns.

For Balzaretti, the Nerazzurri are well-positioned to defend last season’s Scudetto despite, and because of, the changes which have taken place in the market, and for this reason they have done the best job with their squad of any Italian club during the window.

“The Nerazzurri won the transfer window,” he stated. “Inter did very well. They sold the two major players to settle the accounts, but then invested well.”

Of the new signings he said, “Correa is a very functional player for Inzaghi, you wait to see Dumfries, but let’s remember that there is also Darmian.”