Inter CEO Piero Ausilio and Sporting Director Piero Ausilio are working to try and make the Nerazzurri’s squad more suited to the style and methods of coach Simone Inzaghi this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who note that the Nerazzurri’s transfer business is aimed at giving the former Lazio coach a group of players who are natural fits for his ideas.
Last season Inzaghi mostly inherited the squad that his predecessor Antonio Conte had had, with a few key departures and incomings to change things up.
Many of the players who had been important to winning the Scudetto under Conte remained so in Inzaghi’s setup, whilst summer signings like Hakan Calhanoglu and Denzel Dumfries played key roles in their own right.
However, in terms of the squad depth, some players did not seem to have the full trust of the coach, something which was exposed at times during the season just gone.
The Nerazzurri are gearing up for some high-profile business such as signing Romelu Lukaku and potentially Paulo Dybala in attack, and letting a big name player go, likely Milan Skriniar, but this is not all they’re doing.
Inter have been very active in the market looking for players who aren’t necessarily regular starting eleven players but who can be trusted as deputies to the starters and can allow the coach to be more effective with his substitutions next season.
Kristjan Asllani and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are anticipated to arrive in midfield and have been identified as midfielders who suit Inzaghi’s game in a way that the backups from last season didn’t quite.
Meanwhile, Raoul Bellanova gives Denzel Dumfries a stylistically similar backup option and rounds out the wingback positions following the departure of Ivan Perisic, with Inzaghi requiring wingbacks with a particular profile for his 3-5-2 formation to function.
The anticipated arrivals of Bremer and possibly Nikola Milenkovic will further bolster the team at the back, and Andre Onana’s signing on a free transfer from Ajax is one more signing that the team are making that should allow the coach to build in his own image.