Italian journalist Marco Bucciantini feels that both Inter coach Simone Inzaghi and CEO Beppe Marotta both spoke very honestly from their perspectives in their recent comments about the transfer market.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Bucciantini gave his thoughts on the two Nerazzurri figures’ remarks, which he suggested reflect their honest priorities about possible big name sales.
Inter coach Inzaghi had been reportedly digging in his heels against a big sale of Milan Skriniar or Denzel Dumfries for several days, and the reports were all but confirmed when the coach openly spoke of expecting no big sales to be made in a press conference and then after the Nerazzurri’s Serie A opener against Lecce.
Marotta, meanwhile, was also asked about the transfer market, and the CEO was a little more circumspect in his reply, emphasizing the need to balance having a strong team while also respecting financial sustainability.
Bucciantini gave his thoughts on their remarks, stating that “The words of Inzaghi and Marotta are both unfiltered thoughts from people who are doing their job.”
“Inzaghi would struggle to lose a player from his starting eleven after the season has begun,” he continued, “it’s more complicated especially since things aren’t quite working on the pitch at the moment.”
“It would be different to sell Skriniar at the end of the transfer window than to sell Cristiano Ronaldo,” he continued, “because here we’re talking about player at the core of the team and not a player who is out of the project.”