The biggest benefit that Marotta will give Inter? Alliance and countless connections with agents and directors
Credibility is achieved by expressing the action closer to words. Otherwise, it does not mean anything. Giuseppe Marotta would never have convinced those who worked with him over the years simply by remembering his motto: “Do it the right way, even the smallest things.” And he does, that’s who he is. In his way of doing, he gives Real Madrid and Varese the same amount of time. Well… Varese is his home and so there must be an exception. The rest is in the most common definition from those who know Marotta well: “Difficult not to get along with him.” Unless you are Claudio Lotito then digesting each other could become difficult.
References - Marotta will return this morning from Nanjing just in time to participate in a meeting with Lega virtually as a CEO of Inter. Zhang family received the highest satisfaction because they received all the right answers that they were looking for. Marotta was born to become an executive because at just 19 years old, he was in charge of a youth academy. This is certainly an added value for the youth academy of Inter which is already excellent. His phone book is thick, relationships with others are very solid. At Juventus, he controlled directly or indirectly the growth of majority of young Italians: this is something he will continue to have his say in. To Marotta, Atalanta remain a reference for transfer market operations and personal relationships. Umberto Marino, general director of the Nerazzurri, was with Marotta at Sampdoria when that club was in the Champions League. And then there was Antonio Cassano on the pitch, signed away from Real Madrid in 2007 with the majority of his salary paid by the Spanish club. That was the first major international operation of Marotta who was awarded the best executive in 2018 just two months ago. With Real Madrid, there was also the operation involved Morata. Who knows, maybe one day there will be another one: this time for Modric.
Friendship - Water is under the bridge with Ariedo Braida, the colleague with whom he once quarreled with in a transfer market hotel. But that was just a game for the cameras and newspapers. Water is also under the bridge when Marotta met with Giovanni Carnevali, Sassuolo executive: first time at Monza and the other time in Milan, he was a witness at Giovanni’s wedding. Sassuolo and Juventus have always had strong relationship on the transfer market and it remains to be seen whether this will transfer to Appiano. If it does, it is not a coincidence. And then there is Maurizio Zamparini, this relationship may not be the same with Inter but at Juventus, it was good enough for them to sign Dybala. It is the relationship with Risno Foschi through many transfer market dinners. It is the one with Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea director, with whom the feeling officially became good during the days of Cuadrado negotiation, under the director of agent Alessandro Lucci.
Alliance - The field of agents is boundless. Beppe Marotta was the man that signed Cassano as mentioned above. But another, newer, example is that of Bernardeschi thanks to the relationship with Giuseppe Bozzo. The former Juventus executive has endless connections like the one with Giovanni Branchini who was the passepartout to open talk with Bayern Munich for Benatia and Coman. And then there is Mino Raiola and the sheer mention of Paul Pogba is enough. We also have the connection with Tullio Tinti for Pirlo: if Inter seek operations at no cost, this is the main example. Marotta is the glue and also the key to open as many possibilities as he can. He is a federal councilor, a vice president of FIGC technical sector, a liaison man. “He is one that listens to everyone but then loves to decide in first person,” is a recurring comment. With Marotta at the helm, things could be cooling down with Juventus… until when there is a player or a Scudetto to contend for.