Former Inter midfielder Benoit Cauet feels that the transfer strategy at the Nerazzurri is increasingly geared towards youth and the ability to develop.
Speaking to Italian news outlet FCInter1908, the 52-year-old highlighted Gianluca Scamacca as the kind of target who can freshen the Nerazzurri’s squad with potential for growth and young talent.
Inter are facing a complicated situation in which they must make the most of limited financial resources when they operate in the transfer market, and one natural place to look in this respect is at opportunities among younger players.
Sassuolo trio Scamacca, Davide Frattesi, and Giacomo Raspadori are among the players persistently linked with Inter, while Lille’s Jonathan David has also emerged as a significant target.
Cauet feels that this is the way forward for the Nerazzurri, and that it is a strategy that they will commit to.
On the kinds of players he sees Inter signing, Cauet stated “In my opinion, young and fresh profiles. I hope Scamacca arrives – he will become the centre-forward for the national team. I would never want to miss out on someone like that.”
And on Frattesi, he said that “It depends whether someone departs in midfield. For example, if Inter managed to reduce Vidal’s salary, it could help. I repeat, we need young players.”
Of the Nerazzurri’s recent form, he said that “I don’t think it’s right to talk about a crisis. Things are not quite working correctly. More than anything else, there has been a clear decline in some players’ form.”
“Lautaro has dropped off a lot,” he added, “he is disappointing me. He creates too few opportunities for the role he plays.”
Looking ahead to Friday’s Serie A clash against Salernitana, he predicted that “It will be a very difficult match. They’re a team that, with their current coach, are changing.”
“Given the current form, I don’t think it will be a walk in the park,” he added.
On the Scudetto favourites, Caouet stated that “In my opinion, it’s still Inter.”
And when asked whether the Nerazzurri could come back against Liverpool in the Champions League, he replied “Absolutely, yes! Inter can and must come back against Liverpool.”
“This beyond a shadow of a doubt,” he went on. “In the first leg they deserved to score at least a couple of goals against the Reds.”