Italian journalist Fabio Ravezzani believes that Inter may have missed out on an opportunity to cash in on midfielder Marcelo Brozovic when his value was high this summer.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster TeleLombardia, Ravezzani suggested that the Nerazzurri may well have held on to Brozovic too long, and that they are now getting diminishing returns from a player who had been at his best last season.

Brozovic extended his Inter contract during the spring, and there was never any question of the club considering selling him in the summer, as the 29-year-old has established himself as a vital player to how the team play over the past few seasons.

The Croat has not been in the best of form to start the season, and now an injury picked up whilst on international duty threatens to see him miss out on several matches, and Ravezzani wonders whether Inter would have been better off selling him this summer.

“I wouldn’t want to see this become an Arturo Vidal situation prematurely,” he said. “Inter, despite him being 29, handed him a long and expensive contract extension.”

“I don’t want him to have finished giving his best last season,” he continued. “Inter are paying a very big contract to a player who, let’s face it, hasn’t been playing perfectly.”

He noted that “There’s always a moment when a club has to understand that maybe it’s time to let a player go, and maybe that moment was last summer for Brozovic.”