Simone Inzaghi Has Asked For One More Defender To Replace Andrea Ranocchia & Inter Are Looking At Low-Cost Options, Italian Media Report

Simone Inzaghi Has Asked For One More Defender To Replace Andrea Ranocchia & Inter Are Looking At Low-Cost Options, Italian Media Report
July 24, 2022 12:30
( )

Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has asked the club to sign one more defender during the summer transfer window, in order to ensure adequate depth in the backline after Andrea Ranocchia left.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the coach wants a real centre-back option to replace Ranocchia and that the club are looking at low-cost opportunities.

The Nerazzurri look increasingly set to head into the upcoming season with the same first-choice back three of Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar, and Stefan de Vrij from last season.

Meanwhile, versatile defenders Danilo D’Ambrosio and Federico Dimarco have proven that they can be backup options on the right and the left respectively.

However, with Ranocchia having left for Monza on a free transfer at the start of the summer, the squad is a bit light in players who can deputize for more robust and physical defenders like de Vrij and Skriniar.

Inzaghi wants a player with this profile to be signed, and while the club are thinking about a player like Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic or Atalanta’s Merih Demiral, a more likely possibility would be a move for a lower-cost player.

Meanwhile, the coach is also having some apprehensions about the strength of the squad at wingback following the departure of Ivan Perisic on a free transfer for Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the summer window.

Robin Gosens has yet to convince due to injuries, while Valentino Lazaro was used as a placeholder for the German in yesterday’s friendly against Lens but looks to be close to the exit door.

By Toni Weeler

No Movement Regarding Stefan De Vrij’s Contract Situation At Inter As Francesco Acerbi Threatens To Displace Him From Lineup, Italian Media Report

September 26, 2022 12:45
( )

There have not been any developments regarding the contract situation of defender Stefan de Vrij at Inter, whilst Franccesco Acerbi is threatening to take his…

nter Won’t Begin Contract Extension Talks With Milan Skriniar Until At Least After Champions League Clash With Barcelona, Italian Media Report

September 26, 2022 12:30
( )

Inter will not start up on contract extension talks with defender Milan Skriniar until at least after their Champions League group stage clash with Barcelona…

Inter Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic Could Be Out For Several Weeks If Thigh Strain Confirmed, Italian Media Report

September 26, 2022 12:15
( )

Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is at risk of being out for a few weeks if the injury that he picked up during the Croatian national…

Close

Subscribe

to our newsletter