Inter CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio are working on building a bespoke squad for Simone Inzaghi, Italian media detail


Inter CEO Piero Ausilio and sporting director Piero Ausilio are working to try to make the Nerazzurri squad more suited to coach Simone Inzaghi’s style and methods this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, which notes that the Nerazzurri’s transfer activity aims to give the former Lazio coach a group of players who naturally match his ideas.

Last season, Inzaghi mostly inherited the team his predecessor Antonio Conte had, with some key starts and starts to turn things around.

Many of the players who had played an important role in the Scudetto victory under Conte remained so in Inzaghi’s setup, while summer signings like Hakan Calhanoglu and Denzel Dumfries played key roles in their own right.

However, in terms of squad depth, some players didn’t seem to have the coach’s full confidence which was on display at times during the just-ended season.

The Nerazzurri are gearing up for some high profile business such as the signing of Romelu Lukaku and potentially Paulo Dybala in attack, and the departure of a big player, probably Milan Skriniar, but that’s not all they are doing.

Inter have been very active in the market looking for players who are not necessarily regular starting XIs but who can be trusted as starting assistants and can enable the coach to be more effective with his replacements next season.

Kristjan Asllani and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to arrive in midfield and have been identified as midfielders who suit Inzaghi’s game in a way last season’s saves didn’t quite do.

Meanwhile, Raoul Bellanova is giving Denzel Dumfries a stylistically similar back-up option and rounding out winger positions after Ivan Perisic’s departure, with Inzaghi needing wingers with a particular profile to make his formation 3- 5-2 works.

The expected arrivals of Bremer and possibly Nikola Milenkovic will further strengthen the team at the back, and the signing of Andre Onana on a free transfer from Ajax is one more signing the team made which should enable the coach to construct his own image.


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