Inter confirm ‘no investments’ to be made in new players in January

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 2 min read
Inter confirm ‘no investments’ to be made in new players in January

Inter director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the club will not be making any major investments in playing staff this January, while reassuring that they remain in good health financially.

Following the crunch Serie A clash against Juventus on Sunday which they won 2-0, Inter are joint top of the league alongside city rivals Milan on 40 points.

The 2020/21 season represents one of their best opportunities to break the monopoly held by Juventus over the past decade or so.

They remain, however, hit hard by the current pandemic, with matchday revenue basically zero due to no fans being in attendance.

While they are not, according Marotta, in trouble financially, they will not be active in the January transfer market.

“I can reassure everyone that we are working to ensure consistency for every employee, it is absolutely not an emergency situation,” the Inter director told Sky Italia.

“I can’t give a full rundown of the situation, but Inter are, have been and will be one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

“We received some indications and guidelines from the club, so we cannot make any investments and should not expect important developments.

“The group should be respected for the work done and achievements made.”

These words echo comments recently made by Inter head coach Antonio Conte, who claimed he was not interested in any players in the winter window.

In the summer, Inter did make one major signing with the acquisition of Real Madrid wingback Achraf Hakimi, who they brought in for around £36m [€40m].

In terms of outgoings, there still could be a departure for Christian Eriksen, who continues to struggle to get into the team at San Siro since his transfer from Tottenham a year ago.

Marotta says sporting director Piero Ausilio is currently seeing how the situation can be resolved.

“Piero Ausilio is working on the Eriksen case and as soon as there is something concrete to report, we’ll tell you,” he explained.