Inter are more Argentinian: Icardi-Martinez up front, Colidio promoted to first team, chasing Nico Gonzalez
Once upon a time, it was Antonio Valentin Angelillo, and then Attilio Demario, a true sniper in derby. Then slowly, Ramon Diaz, Julio Cruz, Hernan Crespo, Diego Milito, Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi: apart from some hitches (Batistuta for example), the tradition of Argentinian forwards at Inter is quite good. To tell the truth, it is quite good in general, regardless of position, but in the club’s history, there have been some true phenomenon up front.
Tango and goals - And next season, Inter would present it self with four Argentinians. To support Mauro Icardi, there will surely be Lautaro Martinez and from the Primavera, 18 year-old Facundo Colidio will be promoted to the first team. Not only that, the club is chasing 20 year-old Argentinos Juniors central forward Nicolas Gonzalez.
“What a pair” - Martinez is a signing “inspired” by Javier Zanetti and Diego Milito. The first has great charisma towards the Argentinian kids while El Principe is the technical secretary of Racing, the club that truly launched the career of Lautaro. Ausilio did a fine job anticipating massive competition: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. Lautaro is arriving in Serie A with already interesting numbers: 17 goals in the league and Copa Libertadores. “I saw that posed a message on Instagram for me. I really appreciated it. He and I will form a great pair in front.”
The baby - Facundo Colidio, who has an Italian passport, grew up in Boca Juniors and was acquired last year for 7 million, including bonuses. Some difficulties settling in Milan initially but then he has had important growth in every point of view. Top moments of his season? Two goals at the San Siro in Primavera Super Cup and the Scudetto winning goal last night. Colidio will take place of Pinamonti in the Inter’s senior team where he will always train under the guidance of Spalletti.
The target - The name of Nicolas Gonzalez has been on the list of Inter transfer market men for a year. Almost certainly Eder will leave the club and so Spalletti needs at least three forwards to adequately deal with the season ahead with the Champions League. It would be best if those are versatile. Just like Martinez and so is Nicolas Gonzalez. Born in 1998, the boy from Belen de Escobar is about to get an Italian passport, a fundamental condition for negotiation to take off. Ausilio is ready to pay 8 million euros plus bonuses to Argentinos Juniors and the impression is that the deal can close without any problem once the passport arrives. Ausilio can also count on the player’s yes, convinced by the Inter offer and opportunity. Gonzalez has so far played for Argentinos: 11 goals in 41 games. This is a very mobile forward: he attacks spaces with great continuity and considerable physical strength: he can play both as first forward or out wide.