Inter of the future: Pellegri-Salcedo for 60 million, Coulibaly very close
Inter are laying a solid foundation for the future by signing Pietro Pellegri and Salcedo Mora, both Genoa forwards and both were born in 2001. The first, particularly, already had a market last year when he was just 15 years old and without an appearance in Serie A. A predestined who ended last season with fireworks: started at the Olimpico on Totti Day and on the 69th minute, he showed his power scoring a goal with Manolas hopelessly hanging on his shoulders. We are talking about a forward who stands tall at 191 centimeters and weighs 80 kilograms. He was followed at some point by all the Serie A greats and many foreign clubs. Then Sabatini and Ausilio stepped up with a heavy wallet for both Pellegri and Salcedo, another central forward, who has the same potential as Pellegri according to international scouts. Moreover, Italian football is now forced to quickly step in on those players with great potential because at a later stage, it can no longer compete with the international battleships. The best example is what Juve have been able to do with Dybala and now hoping to replicate with Marko Pjaca.
Shocking cost - The figures for this operation with Genoa are surely impressive: a total cost of around 60 million euros, including bonuses, signed at the start of July with the two players remaining at Genoa until 2019. Inter will pay 15 million for Pellegri plus another 15 related to bonuses in appearances and goals in Serie A. Regarding Salcedo, the fixed cost is 5 million while bonuses could go up to 25 million. In the meantime, Genoa are committed to close before tomorrow night (question of financial fair play). In the view of Preziosi and Juric are Puscas, Biabiany and Miangue.
Preziosi speaks - “Pellgri and Salcedo to Inter? More yes than no. I hear that people talk about the high costs, but I could highlight other similar situations when teams paid a lot of money for youngsters. A total of 60 million? If we talk a lot about the world of football then we need to see if it’s concrete. When a player like Pellegri that has certain characteristics, I think he is interested not only by Inter, by Roma but also other international teams. Vinicius was sold to Real Madrid for 45 million at 16 years old, so what are we complaining about?”
Coulibaly Inter are really close to Mamadou Coulibaly, 1999-born midfielder who was featured with Pescara in 9 matches and almost always performed very well. Just like Pellegri, at some point, Juventus were strongly interested. Negotiation between Pescara, Inter and the player could find resolution today. What missing is the details with the player and agent such as wages, clarification on the project in which Coulibaly does not want to play with the Primavera. The cost is about 4 million euros (outright purchase or loan with obligation to sign) plus Carraro’s loan, the Inter Primavera midfielder. Another negotiation with Pescara is for another baby Marco Pompetti, who made 17 appearances and scored 3 goals with Pescara Primavera.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport