Since Marotta joined Inter and cemented the relationship with Ausilio, the Nerazzuri have been ever-vigilant in the transfer market. After this summer’s Thuram coup, which was stolen from their rivals because it had been in the making for some time, here is Inter’s next move in the transfer market.
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While the players on the pitch concentrate on the goals, including the qualification for the Champions League round of 16, the management works externally. Ausilio and Marotta are working on a clean mess, which has now become the hallmark of the Zhang presidency since the blocking of Chinese funds.
After Dzeko, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan and Thuram, the list of players acquired for free is growing. Inter are working to bring Tiago Djalò to Milan, a Portuguese defender who now plays for Lille in France. According to some experts, Inter had already made a move in January 2023 when it looked like they might lose Skriniar.
Djalò grew up in Sporting Lisbon’s youth ranks, where he never made his first-team debut. He has played for Lille since 2019, where he has amassed 78 appearances and 3 goals. He played in all departments of the Portuguese national team, from U17 to U21. Here he came second at the U21 European Championships. He was called up to the Portuguese senior national team for the first time in March 2022, but has not yet taken the field.
There is great interest in the Portuguese defender from top European clubs such as Barcelona and Italian teams such as Milan and Juventus. Inter managers’ desire is to complete the deal by avoiding auctions for the Portuguese’s contract.
Tiago Djalò is a very physical and quick centre-back, a quality that the Nerazzurri rearguard now lacks. It would be an excellent coup, not only because it is a free transfer, but also because it would bring new qualities to Simone Inzaghi’s defense. In addition, Inter will have to deal with Acerbi and De Vrij next season, who will be 36 and 32 years old respectively.