A lengthy transfer market discussion between Inter technical director Marco Branca and Tele Radio Stereo. Here are his words starting with Mattia Destro.
“The contractual situation of Destro between Genoa and Siena does not directly concern us. Some time ago we had a talk with Genoa to enter into a partnership for Mattia Destro, a player that we know well. But now we must evaluate the price tag because yes we are thinking of Destro but we must always put the price tag in front. Destro is a player of great prospects, it’s true that there is a crisis of his role but the quality of Mattia are not questionable, however, the economic questions are there. We are also evaluating other solutions for the attack. I would like to clarify that our relationship with Genoa is good simply because Genoa have a good relationship with the majority of the clubs. Preziosi is a passionate football fan and I think that Milan, for example, have equally good relationships.”
Who are Inter following on the transfer market?
“Ideas are not lacking at Inter although we maybe lack the support for those ideas. But we have many ideas and if the first idea is not doable, we try to implement the second and then the third. This year we have to make choices that from the economic point of view can bear fruit for a few seasons. In comparison to the biggest clubs around Europe like the Spanish, City, United and Chelsea, we have the same costs but half of revenues. So we must make choices, even the painful one if necessary, because these costs are no longer sustainable.”
Can Lucas arrive? What about Pazzini, could he leave? Is it a done deal for Silvestre?
“Inter are in a position that doing deals that worth 15-20 million, we must think about it. The same applies for Lucas of Sao Paulo. I understand that it is difficult to digest some new dynamics for the fans. For Pazzini like any other, we are pleased that our players are much appreciated and he is one of the players that we will evaluate. 99% done for Silvestre? I appreciate the optimism of Zamparini but the Silvestre deal is not 99% done.”
A message to the fans of Inter.
“Inter do not want to hide. Our effort in the transfer market is to give our fans a competitive team. This is our goal to be pursued until the end of August.”
Source: Tele Radio Stereo