Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has suggested that Inter were originally trying to purchase two physical strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking whilst on Sky Sport, as reported by FCInter1908, Gianluca Di Marzio explained what stopped Inter from signing Duvan Zapata from Atalanta, who appeared to be the priority over Joaquin Correa.
“In replacing Lukaku, Inter was very skilled in looking for two strikers compatible with Lautaro, albeit in a different way.
“The distance between Dzeko and Zapata? They could have been teammates at Inter, the priority was to give two physical players to Inzaghi, but Atalanta made it a matter of price and replacement and Zapata was kept in the end.”
These comments suggest that Edin Dzeko and Duvan Zapata were the primary targets for Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio but when Atalanta made the move for the Colombian difficult, Inter changed approach and went for Joaquin Correa from Lazio.
Inter have been successful enough so far this season to suggest that the move has still worked out for the team.
Gianluca Di Marzio still seems to be impressed with the options that Inter have ended up with upfront and believes that Joaquin Correa, Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez can all play together.
“In some moments they can also play all together with Correa behind Dzeko and Lautaro. I saw Dzeko and Lautaro live in Verona and they complement each other almost naturally.”