The January market for the big 7
In anticipation of the next January market, the big 7 are moving to be more competitive when the championship resumes. Let’s see what the main objectives are:
- Inter: Inzaghi’s team moves mainly for two roles, a left full-back who will cover the possible departure of Gosens and a midfielder who could be deputy Barella. For the role of left-back, there are several players seen and talked about. The most popular are those of Sosa from Stuttgart and Truffet from Rennes. For the role of midfielder, the name that is being talked about insistently is Musah from Valencia. The midfielder who has also stood out in recent weeks with the United States national team has the right characteristics to be assistant to Barella. From a technical and athletic point of view, he recalls the Sardinian footballer, it is the classic box to box that covers various areas of the field, furthermore being a class of 2002 he can mature with the right times. It remains to be seen if, after the excellent performances in Qatar, Valencia is willing to sell a player, who over time could have a very high and important market price.
- Milan: Rossoneri club director Paolo Maldini is looking for a quality profile, who can play as a tall winger and behind the strikers in certain tactical situations. The name that AC Milan executives have been following for some time is that of Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea and the Morocco national team. The belief in the quality of the 1993 class has grown in recent weeks, after the brilliant performances in Qatar with his national team. His transfer to Milan will depend on what Chelsea’s request will be regarding the economic part.
- Napoli: The Neapolitan team does not need any particular interventions, given the results obtained in the first phase of the championship and the Champions League. Probably what could happen will be to go on a perspective profile, to anticipate the competition in view of the summer market. The name that could be the right one is Kiwior, the central defender of Spezia and the Polish national team. In fact, after his excellent performances at the World Cup in Qatar with his national team, several clubs have set their sights on this young defender, including Napoli.
- Juventus: If the Juventus club were to intervene on the January market, they would have to go in search of a right-back who could alternate with Cuadrado. The most popular names are those of Karsdorp en route with Roma and Odriozola of Real Madrid. Another profile could be that of Cambiasso returning to base from Bologna, who has in his characteristics that of playing both as a left and right full-back. But for Juventus the most important purchase will be to recover Pogba in midfield.
- Lazio: Coach Sarri has asked to have a left-back, the names being talked about are Parisi from Empoli, Valeri from Cremonese, while abroad one of the most popular is Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen. Both have the Tuscan coach’s characteristics for the game, and being young they can also be seen in the future.
- Roma: The Giallorossi team has as its main priority to find a right full-back who can replace the sure departing Karsdorp, en route with the coach Mourinho. There are several profiles being talked about between the main Odriozola of Real Madrid and Holm of Spezia, who is putting himself in great evidence in Spezia and which could also be a profile in perspective given the costs which are not prohibitive at the moment.
- Atalanta: Gasperini’s team is insistently looking for a left full-back, because after Gosens’ departure to Inter two years ago, they have not yet managed to find a real replacement. Many players have been seen by the Atalanta club, the most attentive are Sosa from Stuttgart and Bakker from Levrkusen.