Marotta Says That Inter Won’t Be Able to Keep Everybody

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta discussed the ongoing contract negotiations at Inter during the presentation of a book. The executive examined the recent trend of getting close to the expiration dates (via Calciomercato).

“The Italian model penalizes us at the European level. This doesn’t mean that valuable players shouldn’t be confirmed. But the scenery has changed compared to early 2000’s, when Serie A was the endpoint for many, while it’s a transitional league now.”

Marotta provided a further update on the talks with Milan Skriniar and hinted at the future of other Inter contributors in the same situation.

“I think that the success of a team doesn’t hinge on a single player. He’s a great professional, and we are very fond of him. I’m very optimistic on such front. We have others on expiring deals, and they would all deserve to stay, but our business logic won’t allow it.”

According to the publication, Edin Dzeko has strong chances to re-up, but he has to agree to a pay cut. The management is on the fence about Stefan De Vrij since he’s declining. It’ll hinge on his requests, and Tottenham are a serious threat. Samir Handanovic lost the starting job to André Onana. If he wanted to stay as a backup, he’d have to adjust his wages, as he makes €2.5/3M.

It’s likely that just one between Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian will be re-signed. They both earn €2M. The latter has better chances since he’s getting more minutes. Roberto Gagliardini probably won’t get an offer given his limited role. The Nerazzurri will also need to make some decisions on Romelu Lukaku, Francesco Acerbi, Raoul Bellanova, and Kristjan Asllani, who are all technically on loan.

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