Inter coach Inzaghi feared Lukaku’s exit might prompt Lautaro, De Vrij and Brozovic to follow suit, Italian media say
Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is concerned about the state of the Nerazzurri squad in light of the possible sale of Romelu Lukaku.
This according to today’s print edition of the Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, which reports that the 45-year-old believes the upheaval of Lukaku’s departure could prompt figures like Lautaro Martinez, Stefan de Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic to also leave the club.
When Inzaghi arrived from Lazio earlier this summer, he was assured that only one major member of the squad would be allowed to leave, with Achraf Hakimi having been sold to Paris Saint-Germain last month.
However, now it looks like the manager could be deprived of another absolutely vital player from seasons past, in the form of Lukaku.
Inzaghi believes that if the Belgium striker is allowed to be sold, it could be a signal to some of his other important players that they too should leave.
With contract negotiations ahead for all three, and with Nerazzurri clearly following a directive to cut the wage bill due to financial constraints and targets to be met, the possibility that other key players are on the way instead. that committing their future to Giuseppe Meazza is not to be excluded, believes the coach.