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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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