Inter could be looking to turn a substantial profit by selling young players from their academy this summer, similarly to how they did last time around.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that striker Samuele Mulattieri, midfielder Giovanni Fabbian, and attacking midfielder Gaetano Oristanio could bring in around €30-40 million.
Last summer, Inter managed to cash in on Andrea Pinamonti and Cesare Casadei, who joined Sassuolo and Chelsea respectively for fees totalling around €40 million if all add-ons are triggered.
Given the need to bring in a net profit in the transfer market to meet financial targets, similar sales in a second consecutive summer would be a big positive for the Nerazzurri. Such sales might have a negative impact on results, though, which may put pressure on the odds offered by online betting sites for sports
Striker Mulattieri is currently on loan with Frosinone who are top of the Serie B table, and he could be sold at the end of the season on a permanent deal now that he has really found his feet in the senior professional game.
Meanwhile, midfielder Giovanni Fabbian has been shining on loan with Reggina in Serie B, and whilst there is a possibility that the 20-year-old could be made the replacement for Roberto Gagliardini in Inter’s midfield next season, a sale would also be a possibility.
Oristanio has been shining on loan with Volendam in the Eredisivie, meanwhile, and despite the Dutch club’s struggles in the table there is the sense that his individual season has been one of growth.
All three of the trio will be recalled to Inter’s squad at the end of this season when their respective loan deals expire, and whilst there is no guarantee that a permanent sale is on the cards for any or all of them, it is certainly a possibility.
By the estimation of the Gazzetta, the Nerazzurri could earn as much as €40 million in total were they to cash in on all three.
The situation of attacking midfielder Valentin Carboni is different, however, according to the Gazzetta.
The Argentine has been part of the Nerazzurri’s senior squad this season, and whilst he has not received much playing time at senior level and may not stick around next season, he would not likely depart on a permanent basis.
Whilst a big offer from a club abroad could always change Inter’s mind regarding Carboni, the Gazzetta report that the 18-year-old is very much seen as part of the future plans.