ONE LAST DANCE - Against Empoli will be the last game in Inter shirt for as many as seven players
One last dance before farewell. Against Empoli, it will probably be the last game in the black and blue colors for many Inter players and achieving the club’s objective, the Champions League, would probably give those players warmer applause and nice sending off.
In the case of Miranda, despite having fewer minutes compared to last year when he started together with Skriniar, the Brazilian’s adventure in the city of Milan will remain a positive memory. And Miranda, in theory, is one of the few players in this outgoing group of players that has a chance to play Sunday night because De Vrij is coming back from an injury.
Cedric will lead the delegation of players with suitcases already packed and few chances to step on the pitch. He will return to Southampton without too many regrets. Also the experience of Dalbert seems to be at end credits but the real problem today is finding a buyer and obtaining capital gains from his sale. Joao Mario was able to recover the San Siro after convincing Spalletti to abandon his beloved 4-2-3-1 formation in favor of 4-3-3 which fit better to Portuguese’s characteristics. But it was not enough: Joao Mario has ended up out of rotation and Inter project.
Borja Valero’s contract expire in 2020 and could definitely leave this summer. Unlike Florence, Inter have never really been his home even though the Spaniard has never shown lack of commitment, dedication and experience. On the human and professional level, it will be a tough farewell but thinking of Inter future projects, it is hard to imagine Borja still in Appiano next season.
Same with Candreva who was one step away from leaving last summer. Keita, on the other hand, still hopes to stay. That could be possible if the agreement with Monaco is revisited this summer, meaning a lot less than €34M agreed last year. In the first part of the season, he proved to be worthy of Inter but then he got lost.
San Siro on Sunday will bid farewell. But will it be a cordial one? It depends on the Champions League.