ALEXIS SANCHEZ, MILAN SKRINIAR AND IVAN PERISIC - WHY INTER MILAN SHOULD SELL THESE 3 PLAYERS
After winning the Serie A title for the first time in 10 years, Inter Milan would be confident about the coming season. They have an extremely strong squad that is good enough to even go far in the Champions League.
This year Simone Inzaghi has taken the helm and would be looking to win the faith of their supporters from the get-go. A good transfer period will set the tone perfectly right and would bring positivity ahead of the new season.
FootTheBall brings you 3 players Inter Milan should sell in the summer transfer window to make way for the new exciting singings ahead of the 2020/21 season.
It looks like Alexis Sanchez has still not found his lost stride and has been disappointing in Inter Milan as well. Sanchez was one of the best players in the Premier League when he was playing for Arsenal but ever since he joined United, everything has been going downhill for the Chilean.
He was brought in on a loan deal in 2019 and his move was made permanent last year by Antonio Conte with the hopes that the 32-year-old would get back to his old scoring ways in time. In 2 seasons, Alexis Sanchez hasn’t impressed anyone with his performances and it is time he leaves the Italian champions for good.
In his 30 appearances, he only started 12 games and was used as a substitute for replacing either Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku. His 7 goals and 5 assists might be good enough for the player but not for a club like Inter.
Sanchez has already been struggling for minutes and with the addition of Hakan Calhanoglu, Inter has clearly no room to play Alexis Sanchez. Sevilla is the only club that is interested in bringing the player back to La Liga and Inzaghi should definitely take the deal. It is clear that Sanchez is not wanted by Inter which is why Alexis Sanchez should agree with the clubs and go back to Spain for the next step of his career.
Like all the other European clubs, Inter Milan have also been greatly affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic and even they are close to bankruptcy like Barcelona. Inter Milan can either cut back on player salaries or sell a few marquee players. If Inter Milan manages to sell the Slovakian centre-back, it would take a huge load off the club’s shoulders and they could freely play their football without worrying about their situation off the pitch.
Inter Milan already have 3 first-team centre-backs in their squad and hence they can cope without Skriniar’s services next season. Inzaghi could try and play his team in a 2 centre-backs formation or they can get a young player from their youth ranks and play him as an occasional substitute.
The player has been linked with many European clubs in the past 2 seasons which is a clear sign that even he won’t mind playing elsewhere. Spurs have been pursuing the Slovakian for over a year now and with only 1 year left in the player’s contract, it is now or never for both clubs to reach an agreement. The market value of Skriniar is £54 million and Inter could actually get the fee up to £60 million if they negotiate well with a desperate Spurs side.
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The 32 years old Croatian has been part of Inter Milan for 6 seasons now and it is probably time for him to think about his future. Perisic is nearing the end of his career and it is best for him to join a club or a league that is less intense than Serie A. Perisic did decent during his loan spell at Bayern Munich as he scored 4 goals and 3 assists which showsed that he can adapt to change very well. A move can be extremely beneficial for him and health-wise, it could even extend his career a few more years than it would be.
Perisic is in the last year of his contract and it seems like Inter is going to let the player go out on a free transfer anyway. The player’s transfer value is £9 million and it is not going to go any higher. Now is the time for Inter to let Perisic go even if it is a part of some swap deal since they desperately want to reduce their wage sheet.