Inter Milan are still not planning to sign a striker during the January transfer window.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, via FCInterNews. The Sky journalist reported live on air that the Nerazzurri’s plan remains the same despite some rumours.
In the last few months, there has been a clear divide between Inter’s starting front two, and backup forwards.
Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram have certainly proven up to the task of leading the line.
But apart from a few positive moments here and there, Marko Arnautovic and Alexis Sanchez have struggled.
This has led to some suggestions that Inter could try to sign a striker this month.
The January transfer window is open for a few more weeks. There could be opportunities to bolster the attack.
But there are factors that would limit the kind of business that Inter could do this month.
Inter Still Not Planning A January Striker Arrival
The biggest factor would be the finances involved in a deal.
Inter already signed Tajon Buchanan this month. Therefore, there has already been a significant financial outlay in the transfer market.
And Inter’s financial restriction are not exactly a big secret.
That is one consideration. Another is whether a new striker would necessarily improve the quality of the squad.
Inter may not have the strongest backup players in Sanchez and Arnautovic.
But the reality is that if the Nerazzurri were to bring in a new striker, they would probably be a low-cost option and opportunistic signing.
That is more or less what Sanchez and Arnautovic were to begin with.
Therefore, the Nerazzurri are not going to rush into making a signing in attack for the sake of doing so.
There could be opportunities to tempt the club later in the window.
But for now, the plan remains firmly to stick with Martinez, Thuram, Sanchez, and Arnautovic.