Andy van der Meyde: "I will tell Donny van de Beek to join Inter"
Speaking to FCIN, former Inter player Andy van der Meyde discusses the appointment of Antonio Conte and anything and everything Inter.
“Signing Conte is a great choice. Inter needed someone who could play the role of boss. And I think Conte is that. The fans have not celebrated for too long and now it is time to win.”
Can Inter sign important players this summer?
“I know that you are referring to Lukaku. I will tell you what I think, not what he told me in front of cameras. For his words, wait for a few weeks and it will be broadcast. I think his time in England is over and he can move to another league, like Serie A. On the other hand, Romelu’s words to one of your TV stations (Mediaset after Belgian-Scotland), praising Conte as the best coach in the world are clear. This is just my personal opinion.”
Did you advise him to sign for Inter?
“Yes, I think he likes Serie A. If he listened to me, we would see him in Milan. I would offer him dinner and drink. Initiation is also valid for you. Lukaku can afford it.”
How do you see the Icardi’s situation?
“I think he is very good player and was a good captain. But this is football. Players come and go and the team is more important than any player.”
In your experience, is it impossible to think of a reconciliation between all parties?
“With the players, yes. But I think that for Mauro, there are problems with some members of the organization. And I also think that Conte has already decided on Lukaku.”
Can Icardi and the Belgian tank play together?
“It could be a pair of deadly strikers. Unbelievable. Do you know how many goals that they would score?”
Another player that Inter are interested in is Van de Beek.
“Donny is my friend. We live close and we often find ourselves talking about football and more. He will become a great footballer. I think he was the most important player for Ajax last season. We are talking about a box to box midfielder with multiple different attributes. He is very good.”
Did you also suggest to him to come to Inter?
“Currently not because he is on vacation in Ibiza. He met De Vrij there. Let’s do this, when he is back, I will put a good word with him too. I will tell him to go to Inter. I believe that he too may like the Italian league although I’ve read that PSG are following him. In any case, he would be a great signing for the Nerazzurri.”