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Nah, definitely not Ronaldo. I'd say Eto'o might be the last really big one?

Godin and Lukaku aren't exactly small names, btw. Godin is well known in CL circles and Lukaku's famous too, especially after Conte and Mourinho (2nd time) kept saying how much they wanted him.
 
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I wasn't really being serious, but yea, I don't see this as a bigger signing than Eto'o/Ibra. It really isn't.

And for me, Barella is the biggest and most important signing in recent years, even though he was not a huge name
 
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We can include Forlan and Vidic as big names coming to Inter as well in recent years, though they flopped. Were too old and had injury issues iirc.

Forlan was joint top scorer in WC 2010 and we got him a year later..
 

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I wasn't really being serious, but yea, I don't see this as a bigger signing than Eto'o/Ibra. It really isn't.
Well yeah, Eriksen has won nothing really so can't be compared to Eto'o in terms of resume.

Reckon Lucio counts as a big name too. Signed from Bayern, WC winner...
 

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Zlatan was signed from a relegated team, not much of a feat tbh
 

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We can include Forlan and Vidic as big names coming to Inter as well in recent years, though they flopped. Were too old and had injury issues iirc.

Forlan was joint top scorer in WC 2010 and we got him a year later..

But they were clearly past their prime, Zlatan clearly wasn't.

Point taken re Serie B team though :)
 

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Can't leave Figo out of the discussion. Past his prime but a household name and still had a lot to offer.
 

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Veron and Edgar Davids in 2004. Both big names for sure, among the world's best central midfielders in 90s-early 2000s - though Davids flopped at Inter.
 

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I think in terms of big-name players in their prime, it is a fairly select group since the Ronaldo signing in 98:

Seedorf, Vieri, Crespo, Cannavaro, Ibra, Eto'o, Lukaku, Eriksen,

Maybe Vieira at a push.....

Figo, Vidic, Baggio etc. don't come into it for me. Amazing players but well past their best.
 
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Eriksen: 'Accepting Inter offer wasn't difficult'
By Football Italia staff





Christian Eriksen says it wasn’t a “difficult choice” to accept Inter’s offer as he “wanted to try a new challenge in a new country.”
The Dane signed for the Nerazzurri in the final week of the January transfer window.
Eriksen made his debut in the Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina, and followed it up with his first start in the 2-0 win against Udinese last weekend.
Speaking to the BBC, the 27-year-old said accepting Inter’s offer wasn’t that difficult.
“I wanted a new challenge. To stay in the Premier League would have been an easy solution,” Eriksen told the BBC’s Simon Stone.
"Of course, staying at Tottenham would also have been a solution but, for me, it just came down to wanting to try a new challenge in a new country.
“Once Inter came up it really wasn't a difficult choice."
Eriksen has joined Romelu Lukaku, Ashley young, Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses in swapping the Premier League for Serie A.
“Yes. And a bit of the English culture straightaway and a bit of the English language. I am not the only one who can't understand everything in Italian. It is funny that so many players have come over - and also at the same club.
"That doesn't happen often. I don't know if it makes it easier.
“You can speak with them about where you are going to live, what kind of house you are going to look for, what has happened, what hasn't happened. You speak more with them and you can speak the language with them.
"But it doesn't really matter. It depends on the group you come into. So far, it is a very nice group of people and players."
Eriksen will experience his first Milan derby on Sunday, and was asked about coming up against another Scandinavian in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"He brings a name with him of course. And there is (fellow Dane) Simon Kjaer. I have spoken to him, even before, when he was over here and we were speaking to Inter back then.
"He was not that far away at Atalanta. It will be the first time I have played against him so that will be fun. Hopefully we will show where we are in the league."
 

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WHERE THE F**K IS HE GOING TO PLAY????

It's clear Inter are going to push to sign either Tonali or Castrovilli and there are even rumours of Tolisso from Bayern. It sounds like Barca are keen to put Arthur in the Lautaro deal.

I think, realistically, we are going to sign another high quality mid this summer. Maybe 2.

All those players above are also far better suited to the mezzala role than Eriksen. Not better players than Eriksen (none of them are IMO), but better suited to Conte-ball.

I really don't see Conte switching to a 3-4-1-2 or 3-5-1-1 to accommodate him.

I really, really don't see where he fits in.

Perhaps a January 2021 or summer 2021 transfer for him? Not impossible IMO.


He simply doesn't have the characteristics of a mezzala and he won't replace Brozo as a deep-lying playmaker any time soon.

What a waste :(
 

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3-4-1-2 is my jam.
 

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When I play PES with Inter I allways play 3-4-1-2 (this is most fun Inter to use in PES since 2012 prolly, have quality players again), its perfect for him, and I'm not sure why Conte doesnt wanna try it. You get a top level AM for nothing, friggin use him in his position you oaf.
 

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Ideal formation would be 4312 to include Brozovic, Barella, Sensi and Eriksen but Conte loves back 3 more than a horny 17 year old loves porn, it's not like our defence is impenetrable with 352..
 

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When I play PES with Inter I allways play 3-4-1-2 (this is most fun Inter to use in PES since 2012 prolly, have quality players again), its perfect for him, and I'm not sure why Conte doesnt wanna try it. You get a top level AM for nothing, friggin use him in his position you oaf.
20 million not nothing (but not a huge sum either)
 

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Ideal formation would be 4312 to include Brozovic, Barella, Sensi and Eriksen but Conte loves back 3 more than a horny 17 year old loves porn, it's not like our defence is impenetrable with 352..
I agree

This would be an absolute dream

I bet Simeone would play that if he was manager here :D
 

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Simeone is good and I would be happy to see him coach Inter one day (which is something he openly wants too) - but Conte should stay for next season in any case imo. The team dropped points in some silly ways but I don't think we should change coach that quickly.
 

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Simeone is good and I would be happy to see him coach Inter one day (which is something he openly wants too) - but Conte should stay for next season in any case imo. The team dropped points in some silly ways but I don't think we should change coach that quickly.
Simeone is a dream of mine. THE dream.

But the Conte era needs to be allowed to run its course - there's plenty of promise there. I think Conte gives us a semi-realistic chance of Scudetto in the next 2 seasons. Chance of reaching latter stages of UCL are 0% with Conte, but still, let's focus on Serie A.

But the club better have a deal in place with Simeone for when Conte f**ks off in a year or two. I hope the timing works out well for us....
 

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When I play PES with Inter I allways play 3-4-1-2 (this is most fun Inter to use in PES since 2012 prolly, have quality players again), its perfect for him, and I'm not sure why Conte doesnt wanna try it. You get a top level AM for nothing, friggin use him in his position you oaf.
Yeah, this is definitely the best one. How is Barella in the game, btw?
 
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