‘Inter wanted Vlahovic and Dzeko together’ – Inter CEO Beppe Marotta

Sat 09 October 2021 | 5:37

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has revealed Edin Dzeko was Nerazzurri’s top priority in the market last summer to replace Romelu Lukaku. However, Inter were also eyeing Fiorentina’s ace Dusan Vlahovic.

Romelu Lukaku



last summer to return to


. Inter released the Belgian striker for a transfer value of 97.5 million pounds.

The sales of



Achraf Hakimi

helped Inter’s financial position, and they recruited

Edin Dzeko


AS Roma

as a replacement for the Belgian striker.

“We always scout and evaluate the opportunities on the market,”


said at the

Festival dello Sport

in Trento, according to TMW


“Dzeko was certainly our priority target, and we already tried the previous season. Then favorable circumstances and the promise of the President to start from scratch, helped us. In addition to the seriousness of Roma, who kept the commitments made with the player.

Beppe Marotta revealed that they also intended to bring

Dusan Vlahovic




“Vlahovic? I consider him a great talent, even if you have to wait before you talk about a champion. There’s a big difference between talent and champion. We were in a very demanding negotiation, even if we could imagine the arrival of two forwards of this caliber.

“The target was Dzeko, the second was Vlahovic. There would also be a complimentary aspect, with the experienced player for the immediate and the player for the future.

“It would have been the best, but we were happy with the Dzeko operation which gave us immediate guarantees.”

source: SportMob

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