Inter have started the 2021-22 season very strongly and are beginning to find top form, despite having spent significantly less in the summer than the amount that they brought in from player sales.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who argue that the Nerazzurri have become an even stronger side despite selling €183 million worth of players and only outlaying €44 million.
Inter’s Scudetto defense got off to a decent start and they have picked up in form, finding themselves only four points off top spot in the table with all the quality to go on and win it again.
Meanwhile, in the Champions League the Nerazzurri have managed something that they have not done n over a decade or at the last three times of asking by qualifying for the knockout rounds.
With €30 million spent on Joaquin Correa, €12.5 for Denzel Dumfries, and €1.8 million on Edin Dzeko in addition to Hakan Calhanoglu’s move from AC Milan out of contract, there is no doubt that the Nerazzurri have added to their squad.
However, the sales of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi in the summer brought in €183 million to the club, reflecting the quality of the two players and the significance of their loss.
The Nerazzurri had to endure a summer in which major revenues from transfers as well as a 15-20% reduction to the wage bill were a necessary target, and they have managed to come out looking unscathed and established strong form once again.