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Time For Spalletti To Give Youth A Chance

With the arrival of Luciano Spalletti and the €110m+ promised transfer kitty, it is easy to think that Inter is going the Galácticos route. A team full of stars.

Lots in the recollection of Real Madrid’s galáctico policy was the fact that it was initially called “Zidanes y Pavones”, with the name deriving from Zidane and Francisco Pavón, a youth product from Real Madrid — the idea was to sign one major superstar per year and promoted youth players from within.

Promoting youth players from within is something that Inter has done a terrible job of in recent years, but quietly Inter have put together a group of young players who could be challenging for playing time next season.

Yuto Nagatomo was voted Inter’s worst player of the summer by Sempre Inter, and an upgrade could be Federico Dimarco, who at Empoli proved that he is easily an equal to the Japanese full-back.

Another fan villain is Andrea Ranocchia, who is sure to be sold this summer. A ready replacement as the number four or five center back in the squad is the up and coming Yao Eloge.

Also, Jonathan Biabiany is another who played little and could be replaced by Gaston Camera (it’s only a shame that Enrico Baldini is on loan at Pisa until 2018).

In midfield, Marcelo Brozovic is sure to be sold, and could Assane Gnoukouri come in as a squad player and perform the metronome role in midfield after his latest loan spell away instead?

Up front Inter have lost Palacio and Gabigol is going out on loan. One of those places will be taken by Andrea Pinamonti, but could Spalletti find room in his squad for either Gianluca Caprari or Rey Mana

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