Italian Journalist Gianluigi Longari: “Inter Struggle To Sell As Everyone Knows They Need €60M Profit”

Italian Journalist Gianluigi Longari: “Inter Struggle To Sell As Everyone Knows They Need €60M Profit”
August 6, 2022 10:30
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Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari has suggested that Inter are struggling to sell players this summer because everyone knows that they need money, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.

Speaking during an interview with Calcio In Pillole, via FCInter1908, the journalist and market expert talked about Inter’s struggles with getting a big deal over the line such as the sale of Milan Skriniar or Denzel Dumfries.

He feels that because the Nerazzurri made it public knowledge that they need to end the summer transfer window with a profit of €60 million, teams are not bidding their asking prices as they think they’ll drop the price in desperation later in the window.

“I believe that the main problem lies in the fact that Inter’s need to cash in has been established. In my opinion, on a media level, the strategy has not been correct.

“If you let it leak out that, by necessity, you have to close the market with +60 million, it is clear that all the teams, strong in this need of yours, play down on you. This is probably why Inter is finding it more difficult than expected to sell.”

He went on to explain that the prices will be viewed as too high, especially in the case of Milan Skriniar who has only got one year left on his current Inter contract.

“Then, let’s look at the players Inter had on their way out. On Skriniar, he is a player whose contract expires in 2023. Inter can legitimately make a price as high as €70 million but, clearly, the buyer thinks: ‘Why do I have to give you €70 million now for a player who, if he doesn’t renew, I can get for free in January?’

“This is talk that does not play in Inter’s favour. As for Dumfries, there could be some developments as Chelsea are pushing for him. I believe, however, that Inter would consider this ‘evolution’ if they already had the replacement locked in. I believe that Singo’s profile is the most suitable.”

By Euan Burns

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