When the Slovak isn’t on the pitch, the Nerazzurri collect goals and dance on the right. A worrying sign for the future given that Milan will move to Paris in July: here are the candidates to take his place
Worrying signs at Inter in view of the future: how hard life is without Milan Skriniar. The data is unequivocal: the last five goals conceded have come without the Slovak. One of these was partly caused by PSG’s betrothed: the one against Empoli, with the Nerazzurri in 10 after the red light in Skriniar. In Bologna, as against Udinese, Inter “danced” on the right without Milan on the pitch. At Dall’Ara he conceded goals by losing the ball on that side, with D’Ambrosio. With or without Skriniar, everything changes, the Nerazzurri have no choice: you can’t go wrong choosing a substitute.
Empoli, in fact, but also Parma in the Italian Cup, Cremonese, Udinese and Bologna in fact. Five small-medium players who scored against an Inter without Skriniar. In the cup he came on the bench, with Cremonese and Bologna he was absent first due to suspension and then due to injury, against Udinese he was rested. With the former Sampdoria on the pitch, Inzaghi only conceded a goal in one match in 2023: in Monza. The fragility of the Nerazzurri on the right is worrying when Skriniar doesn’t play: Lovric beat Handanovic in the last one at San Siro in the championship, finding a prairie on that side, with Darmian closing towards the centre. Photocopy action of the one that led to Barrow’s goal canceled in Bologna-Inter, with Ferguson inexplicably let loose in the penalty area and then rejected by Darmian.
As if that weren’t enough, D’Ambrosio also got involved, entering the game in progress in the role usually occupied by Skriniar and guilty of the turnover that led to Orsolini’s goal. There doesn’t seem to be a valid solution for Inzaghi, who has Milan to thank for the save in Inter-Porto before Onana’s double save on Zaidu and Taremi. He will also have his head in Paris, but the Slovakian remains decisive in the Nerazzurri. You can’t do without him. The attitude on the pitch, from this point of view, is unassailable. The club has decided not to sell him in January and the choice is proving to be the right one. But in June there will be no way out and it will be necessary to find a valid owner on the right.
The names on the table are different. Demiral is the most expensive: Inter had made an attempt in January, in the final days of the transfer market session, but Atalanta did not open to his departure on loan. The only option is the outright sale, at most on loan with an obligation to buy. The 24-year-old Turkish player expires in 2026: the DEA is in a strong position, it is difficult to think of snatching him from the Bergamo players for an amount of less than 25/30 million euros. Prohibitive operation. Definitely more within reach would be Soyuncu and Pavard: the first will leave Leicester with zero but is directed to Madrid, Atletico bank, even if from England they assure that Liverpool are trying; the Frenchman from Bayern will expire in 2024, he could still renew and from Spain he has also been linked to Barcelona. Situation to monitor. The profile of Tiago Djalò, Portuguese ex Milan from Lille born in 2000, has always been followed, for which a double-digit export would still be required, even if the contract expiry in 2024 could help. While it is difficult to get to Giorgio Scalvini, the jewel of Atalanta. Many leads and various unknowns: Skriniar’s replacement is currently a puzzle. The certainty is the current irreplaceability of Milan: Inzaghi can’t do without it.
1 March – 14:04
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