5 players Inter Milan should sign during the summer transfer window

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Giovanni Simeone

With Alexis Sanchez coming to the end of his loan spell at Inter, they don’t have any depth up front. They currently only even own 3 forwards and one of them could also be on their way out of town.

If Lautaro Martinez ends up leaving, then they’re obviously going to bring in a new starter to replace him, but they’ll still need to bring in at least one backup to start Coppa Italia matches and provide them with an insurance plan in case either of their starters is injured. I believe Giovanni Simeone would be the perfect choice for that backup role.

We’ve seen him show scoring prowess during his time at Fiorentina. In fact, I was so impressed by his play two years ago that I picked him to finish top 5 in the Serie A scoring race in the 2018-19 season (I know, I was way off). He managed to put in a respectable showing while on loan at Cagliari this season and their obligation to buy him at the end of the season could actually work in Inter’s favour.

Inter Milan should be looking to get rid of Radja Nainggolan this summer and Cagliari is the perfect landing spot for him. He seemed very comfortable there and raised the club’s play to the point that they were in contention for a Europa League spot not too long ago. Inter could leverage Nainggolan in a deal that gets them Simeone in return.

Simeone’s pace would combine well with Lukaku’s physicality and giving him a strong striker alongside him could actually bring the best back out of him. if that happens then Inter Milan will be getting a great piece for their squad without too much monetary investment.

The worst-case scenario here is that Simeone continues to play at the level he has over the last couple of years, which would pretty much make him an above-average Serie A backup.

If he returns to his form from a couple of years ago, then they get an absolute steal and a potential starter for the next few years. In my opinion, this is pretty much a no-lose situation for Inter and an option they should explore to refill a depleted group of forwards.