Former Inter defender Daniele Adani believes that all of Paulo Dybala, Romelu Lukaku, and Lautaro Martinez are players who can be starting-quality options to strengthen the Nerazzurri’s attack.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, Adani gave the view that having all three attackers in the squad can spearhead an Inter team which is competitive at a high European level.

Inter now look to be close to completing deals for both Dybala on a free transfer and also Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, whilst there is also little indication that Martinez will be offloaded to make room for the two high-profile arrivals in attack.

Should all three be in the squad for the start of the upcoming season, there would be little question of the individual quality the coach Simone Inzaghi would have at his disposal as he looks to build a formidable attack.

Regarding Lukaku’s difficult season at Chelsea during the campaign just gone, Adani said that “The experience was a bit of a failure for everyone involved.”

“I don’t know how he’ll come back at Inter, but what’s certain is that Inter are bringing back a player who has only ever been great in a Nerazzurri shirt,” he continued. “Lukaku will have a great team.”

Regarding the transition from playing under Antonio Conte to playing under Simone Inzaghi, Adani said that “It will be interesting to see how he makes the change from a style of football where he was the focal point, as under Conte the team was always looking for the Belgian and relying on him, to one where he links up with teammates more.”

“Rom is used to being a magnet for the ball,” he continued, “but he could take advantage of the evolution of the team under Inzaghi. This is where he and Tuchel failed in London.”

Regarding the possibility of pushing on in Europe, Adani said that “They’ll have to work on it, but they have the player for it in their squad.”

“It’s true that Perisic is gone, but Mkhitaryan arrives,” he explained, “then there’s Calhanoglu, Gosens looked good when he was starting for Germany, Brozovic and Barella are top-class, if Dybala arrives he’s a player who has already played a Champions League final.”

“Meanwhile, Lautaro is the starting striker for Argentina, who are among the favourites for the World Cup,” he added.

As far as the possibility of all of Lukaku, Dybala, and Martinez playing together, Adani stated that “I see three starting-quality players who can alternate, but also play together on some occasions.”

“But none of them can play as a winger or a mezzala,” he noted, “so the system needs to be changed. Modern football requires you to evolve. You can move to 3-4-1-2 without touching the three-man defense, or 4-3-1-2 to keep Brozovic and the two interior midfielders.”