Report - Vecino, Gagliardini and Dalbert at risk of not making Champions League list
Let’s talk about lists and let’s start with Serie A.
The rules allow a list of 25 players for the Italian league but with 4 players who grew up in an Italian club academy (at Inter, these are abundant) and 4 from the club’s youth sector. And Inter no longer have after the departure of Santon, Biabiany, Miangue and Gnoukouri.
So those four boxes of homegrown players remain empty: 21 players but Karamoh, Lautaro and Pinamonti (born after 1997) do not count. Given that the third goalkeeper can be added game by game, the exclusion of Joao Mario (leaving), together with Vrsaljko and Vidal, there is still one more spot open (for another forward?).
The situation is more complex when it comes to the Champions League list where UEFA FFP restrictions oblige Inter to 22 players and with an economic “balance” between purchases and sales in respect to European list of two years ago (Europa League).
Here, two players of mandatory youth sector are missing and so the list is down to 20: currently, considering the next two arrivals, we are already in need of two exclusions. To which, the variable of “budget balance” should be added: with the sales from the 2016-2017 list, plus Jovetic and Kondogbia, Inter can add Skriniar, Martinez, Nainggolan and the last two arrivals but it is likely that two exclusions will be big signings on the economic level. As a result, Dalbert, Gagliardini and Vecino are at risk.