Monchi-Ausilio contact for Nainggolan. Aleix Vidal, possible replacement for Cancelo
NOT ONLY NINJA
- Nainggolan, here comes negotiation and there is also Aleix Vidal.
- Inter, with Nainggolan, there is Aleix Vidal.
- Ausilio heard from Monchi and negotiation start, And then Barcelona player.
- Roma go down to 35 million and evaluate young players as technical counterpart
- The Spanish fullback could replace Cancelo.
The men in black and blue are working to improve the overall quality of the club and Radja Nainggolan is certainly the first in their thoughts. But behind the scenes, there is also the shadow of Aleix Vidal, ready to fill the gap left behind by Joao Cancelo. Inter have cards to play on several tables, the plan to strengthen the team is clear and guidelines drawn by coach Spalletti and sporting director Piero Ausilio gradually take shape. Let’s first start with Nainggolan and how negotiation with Roma experienced an important moment yesterday.
Negotiate - Here we are, there is contact. After weeks being linked to each other, carried forward also by the Belgian’s agent Alessandro Beltrami, sporting directors of Roma and Inter, Monchi and Ausilio, spoke to each other yesterday. Sign of the beginning of a real negotiation. Usually, the rule of the transfer market is that when clubs come to see and speak directly to each other, it means that most of the work is already done. It is time to find the right common ground and the intention to reach an agreement is shared by both sides. Monchi and Ausilio are very familiar with each other, just look at the past negotiations for players like Jovetic and Banega. In short, there is no need to melt the ice. Inter and Roma are not there yet quite frankly but negotiation has started and that is a positive sign.
Roma start evaluation at around 35-40 million euros for Nainggolan while Inter have told Monchi of an offer worth 22 plus one or more young players in their youth academy. Roma are evaluating just that, looking at the list to see if there are any interesting young profiles although most of them have been sold by the club with buy back option or those that are currently in negotiation with other clubs. Among the names, there are Zaniolo and Pompetti, the trequartista and central midfielder of Inter Primavera. The distance between parties is not small but certainly a lot will depend on the type of assessment on these players. So where do we go from here? Both clubs are planning to take further steps towards an agreement next week. The intention of Inter and Roma, in any case, is not to drag this thing out for too long. In the meantime, “Nainggolan will go to Inter” were the words said by Roma president James Pallotta in Naples before explaining that he was only joking. But among the laughs, the truths often end up there as well.
Look who’s back - Sometimes, the names of the past return. Already last season, Aleix Vidal was linked to Inter but the explosion of Cancelo around January stopped that operation from happening. And now, Vidal is indeed a “new” target on the list of Piero Ausilio. Cancelo is part of the past and there is the need to fill the right back position with a player of quality and experience. The Spaniard, 29 years old, has the versatility to cover all roles on the wing and he is not too expensive either. Last season, he put together 452 minutes overall with Barcelona which is ready to let him go on loan with right to buy for less than 10 million. This opportunity is calling and Inter are ready to strike, to gift Spalletti extra security and certainty.