Inter’s January 2021 preview looks more like a sale than anything else. Inter are short on cash and are willing to let some players go. The deadweight dragging around in the Nerazzurri squad is more than anywhere else in Italy and possibly Europe. Despite having such a massive squad, Antonio Conte often seems to be short of options. His reluctance to play a few players and change tactics has already cost Inter a round of 16 berth in the Champions League. But, Conte has also ensured that the Nerazzurri absolutely dominate the league with 8 wins in a row.
A number of players are out of favour in Antonio Conte’s squad. Inter management will try their best to cash in on the likes of Christian Eriksen and Ivan Perisic. Conte’s reluctance to pick certain players has left his preferred 11 tired on many occasions. The former Italian national team manager rarely shuffles his defence. Also, the injury to Alexis Sanchez has exposed the limited options Conte has when it comes to strikers. Subsequently, Inter will be looking to loan Pinamonti out this season. The young Italian striker has attracted interest from newly-promoted Benevento for a loan deal. Inter are planning to loan him out and make space for a more experienced fourth striker to act as a direct backup to Lukaku.
Reports suggest that Inter won’t be making a big-money signing in winter this season. The Nerazzurri are feeling the heat of the pandemic and will restraint to making minor signings and offloading.
Inter’s January 2021 preview will be about selling
Inter’s January 2021 preview will mostly talk about offloading players. The Nerazzurri have accumulated a good number of unwanted players due to frequent manager changes. Moreover, Christian Eriksen is someone the Inter management must be banking on to bring some money. The Danish midfielder has had a nightmare at San Siro and will look to move on. While during his short stay his value has gone downhill, he can still fetch enough. Other than Eriksen, Inter will want Matias Vecino to make way for others. The Uruguayan midfielder is still a decently good player valued at €12M. But, he is not a part of Antonio Conte’s plans who’ll rather want to have Rodrigo de Paul in his squad.
Most importantly, Inter must look to sign a backup to Lukaku. In the game against Crotone when Lukaku went off due to a niggle in the knee, Conte had to put Perisic on. The Nerazzurri have no real backup for Lukaku who’s crucial to Scudetto hopes. Inter must use the funds from a possible Eriksen sale to sign a world-class backup for the best striker in their ranks.