Inter Milan will be aiming to bring down the average age of the squad this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper notes that the Nerazzurri currently have the oldest squad in Serie A.

Inter finish the 2023-24 season with a squad whose average age is 28 years and eight months.

That is the oldest in Serie A. It is two and a half years older than that of AC Milan. And three full years older than that of Juventus.

Clearly, the age of the Nerazzurri squad has not been a problem this season.

However, behind the scenes the club are well aware of the issues that the average age poses for the future.

Veterans like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo Darmian, Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi, and Yann Sommer played key roles for Inter over the season just gone.

And the rest of the Nerazzurri’s spine largely consists of players right in the midst of their primes.

Inter Milan Aim To Lower Average Squad Age This Summer

Inter will be bringing in two big name free transfer signings this summer.

Midfielder Piotr Zielinski is thirty years of age, and striker Mehdi Taremi is 31.

Both of that duo are players who Inter anticipate will add strength in depth to the squad over the next two or three seasons.

However, neither Zielinski nor Taremi are players who drag the average age of the squad down – quite the opposite in fact.

So the priority in terms of the rest of the summer signings will be clear.

Inter want to target players who are still in their early-to-mid-twenties.

The Nerazzurri want players who will improve over the next few years, and who can become key players for the next several years, rather than merely maintain their level or worse yet, decline.