Inter Milan completed a wise and tactical winter transfer window. Their resurgence over the last couple of seasons is primarily due to shrewd moves. They focus on the important issues – addressing problem areas while remaining financially sound. Many Italian clubs have struggled financially lately, but Inter continue to make the moves necessary to remain at the top.
Inter Milan Complete Tactical Transfer Window
Winter Transfer Window Outlook
Inter’s main move was bringing in Robin Gosens from Atalanta. He’s very impactful and ready to contribute right now. Gosens can play both as a left-back and a left-midfielder, which works with Inter’s squad and line-ups. Of course, he has his impact defensively but is also a major contributor going forward. Last season, Gosens had 11 goals and six assists in 32 appearances. The season prior, Gosens scored nine goals and provided eight assists in 34 matches. The German international is very versatile and dynamic, as are many of the Inter players.
The club’s two other players in the position are Ivan Perisic and Aleksander Kolarov. Both are ageing, so bringing in Gosens was absolutely necessary.
The second signing is Felipe Caicedo. The striker has one goal and three assists in nine appearances for Genoa this season. Before being at Genoa, Caicedo was a very serviceable back-up at Lazio. The Rome club was always competing for the top four, and Caicedo backed-up star striker Ciro Immobile. His loan deal occurred due to Joaquin Correa’s injury, which may keep him sidelined for the next month. This is another example of shrewd business – Inter acquiring a low-cost quick fix as they lead the race for the Scudetto and remain in the hunt in the UEFA Champions League.
Continued Wise Business
Inter were firing on all cylinders last season en route to the Serie A crown. A lot of this came at the backs of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi. Both left during the summer transfer window, which had Inter scrambling for a bit. Instead of panic, however, Inter continued their wise business.
Correa and Edin Dzeko came in to replace Lukaku. The duo combine for 13 goals and five assists in Serie A thus far. Dutch national team standout Denzel Dumfries replaced Hakimi. Then, Inter also brought in Italian veteran Matteo Darmian. A slew of other players arrived as well, but Inter’s last place of shrewd business was bringing in Hakan Calhanoglu. They got the former AC Milan midfielder for free, and thus far he’s been an important part of the squad with six goals and eight assists in 19 league appearances.
These moves are allowing Inter to remain in first place in Italy, and the latest ones only strengthen their case. Gosens and Perisic are a fantastic duo to switch around on the left side of the pitch. Caicedo isn’t expected to see a ton of playing time, barring any injuries to other forwards, but Inter made sure all their bases are covered after Correa’s injury.
Brining in proven Serie A talent from other clubs looks to be Inter’s business plan, and it’s paying off nicely.