Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio is set to make lowering the average age of the Nerazzurri’s squad one of the main priorities of the upcoming summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the executive wants to focus less on free transfer opportunities and more on signing younger players to reverse the trend of Inter’s aging squad.
Whilst Inter have certainly gotten a lot out of players at the tail ends of their careers this season, with Francesco Acerbi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan having come in and strengthened the starting eleven and Edin Dzeko still an important player in attack, there is no ignoring the team’s high average age.
The Nerazzurri’s squad has an average age of around 29, the highest in Serie A and a trend which can hardly continue as the existing players are only set to get older.
Accordingly, Ausilio’s priority is to refresh the squad during the summer, replacing those players who leave with younger options who can be built around for more than just a season or two.
As such, Tuttosport reports, it is all but inevitable that the Nerazzurri will not have the same focus as previous summer windows on free transfers of older players.