The summer transfer window is officially over. Teams in Italy can no longer make any more reinforcement however they can still sell if that’s what they choose to do. For Inter specifically, the long-waited vice-Milito did not arrive but as Massimo Moratti mentioned on several occasions, “The right opportunity must present itself” for that to happen. And that right opportunity did not come. The Nerazzurri’s intention on the last day of the transfer market was to spend as little as possible if not at all and Inter only wanted a loan deal, something that did not go well with Claudio Lotito, Lazio president.
However, this does not mean that we do not already have a vice-Milito in house. Rodrigo Palacio and Marko Livaja should be more than enough to give Diego Milito a hand throughout the season. We all know how great Rodrigo Palacio is and he has shown that he is capable of playing the central forward role. Marko Livaja has also been useful to the club and to his coach, whom he’s known since his Primavera days. Let’s not forget that we still have Ricardo Alvarez who is on his way back from injury. The Argentinian can play his familiar trequartista role to support Rodrigo Palacio so that he can focus solely on being the central forward.
It is not a tragedy, not at all. We have done a very good transfer window with a number of purchases that will be big contributors to our team for this team and many more to come. I believe we have a successful transfer window. How successful? We’ll see. Is it Scudetto successful or just making the Champions League next season successful? Time will tell. Bravo to Moratti and his staff especially in Marco Branca and his right hand man Piero Ausilio for improving the team. There’s much work to be done. We’re only just getting started.