So far this season Roma have had more impact through new signings than Inter, Italian media point out
Both Inter and Roma have had fairly hectic summer transfer windows, but of the pair, it appears the Giallorossi have had the most impact from their summer arrivals.
This is noted in today’s print edition of Rome newspaper Corriere dello Sport, which highlights the difference between the two teams in terms of how they present their new signings at the start of the season.
Inter have made a total of six signings for their senior side during the summer transfer window, but so far the main starting XI is much the same as last season.
Striker Romelu Lukaku’s injury has been a major factor in this as the Belgian has only managed to play a total of 227 minutes in Serie A, although that will most likely change as he becomes available .
Meanwhile, 104 minutes for Henrikh Mkhitaryan makes the 33-year-old the Nerazzurri’s second summer signing, while Kristjan Asllani, Raoul Bellanova and Francesco Acerbi have been restricted to relatively marginal roles in the league and goalkeeper Andre Onana. only played in the Champions League.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, look like a very different team to last season, as coach Jose Mourinho seems to have felt that Paulo Dybala, Nemanja Matic and Zeki Celik improved the squad enough to play regularly.
The three trio members have played for and around 400 minutes this season as Roma enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, becoming important players in Mourinho’s squad.
Inter beat Roma in both league ties last season and also in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, but the meaning of their Serie A encounter after the international break is that if the Nerazzurri are more or less l he team they were last season despite their summer transfer activity, the Giallorossi’s summer business has made them a more formidable team.