Former Atalanta and Napoli coach Bortolo Mutti feels that Inter Milan have made “targeted” signings over the summer.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Radio Sportiva, via FCInterNews, Mutti gave his thoughts on the Nerazzurri’s transfer window.

Inter still have a couple weeks to go before their summer transfer window is over and done with.

But the Nerazzurri have already made eight signings, with the arrival of Marko Arnautovic from Bologna soon to follow.

And Inter aren’t stopping there. A defender should arrive. Then, the Nerazzurri could also decide to bring in a midfielder following the collapse of their deal for Lazar Samardzic.

The signings which Inter have made have generally been to replace players who’ve left.

The idea, seemingly, has been to have a squad with the same shape and size as last season.

Therefore, there should be six defenders in total, four or five wingbacks, and six midfielders.

In behind, three goalkeepers, and in attack, four strikers.

Therefore, where Inter have sold players, they have focused their attention on bringing players in.

Mutti Thinks Inter Milan’s Transfer Business Has Been “Targeted”

The Nerazzurri have not necessarily looked to replace each player who’s headed for the exit door with someone identical.

Particularly in the case of Davide Frattesi taking over from Marcelo Brozovic, the switch marks a stylistic shift.

Where Brozovic was a pricise midfielder who made Inter’s play metroonomic, Frattesi is a more direct-minded player.

But all in all, the signings have preserved the same kind of team as from last season.

Mutti noted that “The Nerazzurri have made targeted signings this summer.”

“And at the same time, things have come full circle,” he added.

Inter have been adding players to fit into coach Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation.

The idea has been to have sufficient depth in all the positions in the shape.