Xtratime Community banner
18501 - 18520 of 18545 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
47,179 Posts
3.5 mill offer... I am glad we gave him to Benfica instead regardless if they gave us something 'under the table' or not.
It shouldn't be "under the table". Like I said, Joao Mario would be a free agent and Benfica can make a declared "over the table" payment to Inter but it would be classified as something which isn't a transfer payment since there's no transfer.

Sporting's problem seems to be that they didn't bind JM to a non-compete that they could enforce against him. If they did, they could obtain an injunction to prevent JM from joining Benfica. Or it could be that Sporting isn't so concerned about JM playing for a rival but wanted a penalty payment from Inter if JM did join a rival. The problem there, like I said, is that if JM's contract with Inter is terminated, he's a free agent who isn't prevented from joining whoever he wants...and Inter can't force him not to join a rival.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,968 Posts
Will go to genoa onloan shortly. They have a buy option and Inter have a counter option.

Inter also have a buyback option for esposito

MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that the club has completed the signing of Zinho Vanheusden from Standard Liege.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Van Heusden had a couple of big injuries, he is rated highly so hopefully this Genoa move will be good for him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
INTER RESPOND TO SPORTING IN JOAO MARIO ROW
Joao Mario Sporting


Inter have released their own statement countering the ‘unacceptable, extremely serious and without basis in truth’ allegations made by Sporting CP in the Joao Mario to Benfica saga.

“FC Internazionale Milano is aware of the statement released to the media by Sporting Clube de Portugal.

“The comments are unacceptable, extremely serious and – most importantly – without basis in truth.

“The club will protect its image and reputation in the relevant forums.”

It comes after Sporting accused Inter and Joao Mario of trying to evade the €30m penalty clause signed in 2016, which stated they would have to pay up if the player joined another Portuguese club.

In order to get around it, Inter terminated their contract with the midfielder by mutual consent.

He was then free to sign for Benfica, who had offered circa double the figure Sporting proposed to sign Joao Mario.

The player spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, but wanted to join their rivals Benfica instead.

Inter paid €40m to sign Joao Mario from Sporting in 2016 and he proved to be an extraordinary flop, one they have been struggling to get off their books for several years.

---

Joao Mario’s agent is Pastorello who is on good terms with Inter, so Benfica may not be paying anything to Inter indeed and it's simply a case of Inter agreeing with Pastorello to write off some past commissions owed to him by the club in return for terminating the contract of Joao Mario to let him join SLB. Anyhow if Sporting weren't cheap cvnts they would have had him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Rui Costa was quite the player on the pitch and seems he is a smart director too, btw. He really trolled Sporting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47,179 Posts
Joao Mario’s agent is Pastorello who is on good terms with Inter, so Benfica may not be paying anything to Inter indeed and it's simply a case of Inter agreeing with Pastorello to write off some past commissions owed to him by the club in return for terminating the contract of Joao Mario to let him join SLB. Anyhow if Sporting weren't cheap cvnts they would have had him.
Inter saves quite a bit (wages, commissions) by the termination. But it would not make commercial sense to do that outright without looking for a suitor who would pay for JM.

Anyway, as I said...this is happening. Didn't even take a day after my post.

It's possible that there's a legal battle. Sporting will say the non-compete survives termination while Inter will say Joao Mario's a free agent with free will.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47,179 Posts
Rui Costa was quite the player on the pitch and seems he is a smart director too, btw. He really trolled Sporting.
This is a Marotta play. The termination didn't happen before seeking legal advice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Apparently from what I read, not only did Sporting make a low offer to Inter but also to Joao Mario himself. So even if Inter had accepted the 3.5mill, which is better than a contract termination obviously, the player wouldn't have accepted Sporting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47,179 Posts
Apparently from what I read, not only did Sporting make a low offer to Inter but also to Joao Mario himself. So even if Inter had accepted the 3.5mill, which is better than a contract termination obviously, the player wouldn't have accepted Sporting.
Yes, I read that too. So the natural thing to do at that point would be to procure a different offer. Preferably one that didn't involve the non-compete. Yet when Benfica came knocking, termination. So it's a big indicator that there's something there that made Inter stop looking despite there still being time on the clock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
SKRINIAR SET TO SNUB TOTTENHAM
Milan Skriniar

Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici wants Inter defender Milan Skriniar, but the centre-back doesn’t intend to move away from San Siro.

Skriniar was linked with a move to Spurs last summer and the rumours of a possible move emerge again this summer, as sporting director Paratici already wanted him at Juventus.

Calciomercato.com reports the English side plan to make another move for the Slovakia international this summer.

Achraf Hakimi was sold to Paris Saint-Germain for financial reasons, but new coach Simone Inzaghi wants to keep as many of the key players as possible.

The outlet reports Skriniar, who has a contract with Inter until June 2023, has no intentions of leaving the Nerazzurri and wants to work with Inzaghi in 2021-22.

The 26-year-old has played 167 competitive games with Inter and has another admirer at Tottenham this time around.

Former Juventus director Fabio Paratici wanted the centre-back at the Allianz Stadium and could now return with a new offer to lure Skriniar to London.

But the report claims Skriniar is ready to snub Spurs, as his only focus is to defend the Scudetto with Inter.

---

Good guy Skriniar.

**** off Paratici. Do Spurs even have a proper coach now?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Ok I just checked and they hired Nuno Espirito Santo during the Euros, did well at Wolves but not exactly a guarantee that Tottenham will achieve something. They might lose Kane after all...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Benfica want Lazaro, now that makes sense... I guess the Joao Mario fee will be included there then...

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
REPORT: INTER REACH AGREEMENT WITH BELLERIN, BUT STILL NEGOTIATE WITH ARSENAL
Hector Bellerin throw-in

Inter and Hector Bellerin have reportedly reached an agreement and the Nerazzurri must now close a deal with Arsenal.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the Nerazzurri have convinced the Spanish full-back of moving to Italy on a five-year deal and a salary worth €3.5m a season.



But the agreement with the Gunners is still missing, as the Londoners want to sell the player and Inter are looking for a loan with the option to buy.

The Gunners can sell the player on loan with an obligation to buy and value the Spaniard at €20m.

Inter, on the other hand, have a low transfer budget and hope Bellerin’s desire to move to Milan will be a key factor to unlock the deal with the Premier League giants.

Simone Inzaghi is looking for Achraf Hakimi’s replacement at San Siro, as the full-backs are very important in the tactical set-up of the former Lazio coach.

The report claims Inter are also looking at possible moves for Davide Zappacosta, Denzel Dumfries and Hans Hateboer, should the operation for Bellerin fall through.

---

Let's see who arrives
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
MAROTTA: ‘INTER SQUAD 90 PER CENT CONFIRMED’

Inter director Beppe Marotta refuses to get drawn into ‘wily old fox’ Jose Mourinho’s traps and assures the Scudetto-winning squad will ’90 per cent’ remain intact, but questions remain over Christian Eriksen.

Marotta was at the ceremony for the drawing up of the 2021-22 Serie A fixture list in Milan this evening and spoke to DAZN.

He was asked about new Roma coach Mourinho’s comments that “it’s easy to win when you don’t pay the wages” of star players.

“We’ve known Mourinho for a long time, he’s a wily old fox accustomed to provoking and trying to get a reaction from his opponents,” replied Marotta.
“I won’t get drawn into it and it’s up to all of us not to get drawn into the traps that are laid out for us.”

The transfer market is inevitably the central focus now after Achraf Hakimi was sold to PSG.

“We start from a squad that won the Scudetto and will 90 per cent be confirmed for this season, so that is a very important foundation to build on.

“We’ll now work to complete the squad in relation to Hakimi’s departure by being creative, as it’s difficult for any club right now to get involved in economically expansive deals.”

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven talent Denzel Dumfries were proposed as potential Inter signings.
“There are many names, it’s too early to try predicting what will happen now.”

When it comes to the Inter side that won the Serie A title, there are huge question marks over whether Christian Eriksen will be allowed to play in Italy after his cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark and operation to implant a mini-defibrillator.

“We are above all happy to hear he is rediscovering his full health,” noted Marotta.
“As for his return to the field, the situation must be analysed. We hope he can fully rediscover his health and fitness.”

Inter already snapped up a midfielder to replace him, as Hakan Calhanoglu was a free agent after leaving rivals Milan.

“It was not an insult towards Milan, he was just a player who was a free agent. Maybe next time it’ll be Milan who take a player when his contract with Inter expires.”

---

If only Hakimi is sold and a new rwb is brought in it's still a pretty strong side.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47,179 Posts
@Nerazzurri4life @red @Nacka

Who are the best free transfer candidates? And can we support their wages if we made room (having Vecino, etc. off our books)?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
Dunno tbh. But with Calhanoglu signed and Agoume brought back I think we don't need any midfielders, and with the club keeping the starting Cbs and extending the backups we won't see a new CB signed. If Perisic stays and with Dimarco coming back then lwb position is covered. So it's all about a Hakimi replacement and a 4th forward.

If we get Bellerin/Dumfries and Caicedo/Keita it would be excellent but they aren't free.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,291 Posts
I think Bellerin and Keita are the main targets but the transfer budget is basically zero unless someone else is sold.

@Fird There are no good free agents left except maybe Maksimovic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,291 Posts
Benfica want Lazaro, now that makes sense... I guess the Joao Mario fee will be included there then...

They want a loan with an option

I have no idea where the 7.5 m euros for Joao Mario are actually supposed to come from. Maybe if Lazaro signs for them next year the fee will be inflated
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65,027 Posts
LORENZO PIROLA JOINS MONZA ON LOAN

Deal for the defender, 19, includes an option to buy and a counter-option
14/07/2021

MILAN – FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that 19-year-old centre-back Lorenzo Pirola has moved to Monza on an initial loan deal. The transfer includes an option to purchase for Monza and a counter-option for Inter.

---

So he basically stays there as he was already at Monza last season. Good for stability.
 
18501 - 18520 of 18545 Posts
Top