Liniers President Carlos Pablo: “We Could Do A Lot With The Money We Receive If Barcelona Sign Lautaro Martinez From Inter”

Carlos Pablo, president of Liniers de Bahía Blanca, the club where Inter striker Lautaro Martinez started his career, spoke about the future of the player and a possible sale in an interview with Argentine radio broadcaster Radio del Plata earlier today.

“It may be crazy, but the idea of the money we will receive makes us tremble but not despair. We could do a lot of things with that money but it’s not an issue we talk about every day.

“We are very enthusiastic about what Lautaro Martínez is doing. It’s an unusual and extraordinary situation for us. My feeling is that the purchase from Barcelona is practically done, but I don’t think they will tell us anything for the moment.”

Pablo continued discussing the situation and how they will earn from the sale of the 22-year-old Argentine striker.

“Maybe they’ll wait until the season restarts. We retain 20% of the capital gain from Racing, which was agreed with Víctor Blanco when he was sold to Inter.

“In addition to the solidarity mechanism as well, which represents 1.59% of the gross value of the transfer. If Lautaro’s transfer takes place, it will be the most important in this market.

“Maybe the money won’t be much and there will be some difference in payment or something like that. I spoke with him ten days ago and never mentioned the subject, I really respect the player’s peace of mind. B

“ut the truth is that I have friends in Spain, and they told me that they don’t talk about anything else. If you think of the names that are close to Barcelona, what a great team they are building!”

Barcelona are looking to sign the 22-year-old Lautaro in the upcoming summer transfer window but cannot afford to pay his full €111 million release clause.

Instead, they are hoping to offer multiple players to Inter, as well as a cash lump sum, but a deal has still not been finalised, with both clubs taking their time to discuss which players should be included in the deal.

Lautaro has made 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2437 minutes. In that time, he has scored 16 goals and provided four assists, forming a formidable partnership with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

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The Forgotten Faces At Inter – Roberto Carlos: Was It Roy Hodgson’s Fault Or Just In The Right Place But At The Wrong Time?

In this series of articles we will be reminding you of players you forgot ever donned the black and blue of the Nerazzurri, as well as discussing and dissecting their time at Inter as well as the rest of their careers.

In the second part of this series, we will be investigating the short spell of legendary Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos in the Nerazzuri colours.

Just how did a player who finished as a Ballon D’Or runner up as an individual, a World Cup winner with his country and a three time Champions League winner with Real Madrid have such an anonymous spell with Inter?

Like many great Brazilian players, Carlos began plying his trade as a footballer in his native land, turning out for Palmeiras and Atlético Miniero. His performances from full back earned him national honours and he was part of the squad who came runners up in the 1995 edition of the Copa America.

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Like all successful Brazilians, there seems to come a time where it seems natural to move over to Europe. More exposure, a tougher league and more financial gains lead to most Brazilian players feeling as if a move to Europe signals that they have made it in their careers.

Following his exploits at the Copa America, Carlos left Palmeiras to join Inter who were being coached by Octavio Bianchi.

The thought was that Carlos would strengthen a back line which already boasted the likes of Javier Zanetti and Giuseppe Bergomi. Carlos, aged just 22 at the time, was seen as perhaps Inter’s left back for the next ten years. With Zanetti at right back and Carlos as left back the future seemed set Inter, however, it simply didn’t pan out that way.

Carlos couldn’t have started his Inter career any better in all fairness, thundering one of his trademark free-kicks home in his debut against Vicenza, but that was about as good as it got.

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Stats wise his season on paper looks quite solid. Sevens goals across 34 games in all competitions isn’t too shabby for a man who played as a mixture of left back, left wing and central midfield.

However the former is where the problem lay. Octavio Bianchi was to last only until the September of that season and his replacement, club legend Luis Suarez, only took on the hot seat for a month. In came Englishman Roy Hodgson fresh from guiding Switzerland through the 1994 World Cup and onto qualification for Euro 1996.

Hodgson was hugely well respected as a manager for his work with the Swiss as he had guided them to their first major tournament since 1966 and his work in Scandinavia in general alongside Bob Houghton had earned him legendary status.

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However, him and Carlos never hit it off according to the player.

Hodgson seemed determined on playing Carlos further up the pitch in a central midfield role or on the wing, something which the player wasn’t happy with. Carlos protested against playing in a more advanced role as he didn’t want his national team role to come under jeopardy.

Carlos wanted to be first choice left back heading into the next edition of the Copa America and even further ahead a World Cup. Hodgson guided Inter to a seventh place finish in Serie A and to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia but Carlos wasn’t going to stick around for the next term under Hodgson’s helm.

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Carlos left Inter after just one season, signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid where he would become one of the best left backs of his generation.

Carlos amassed over 400 appearances for Los Blancos, winning three Champions League titles and four La Liga winners medals during his time at the club.

Since his retirement following spells with Fenerbahce, Corinthians, Anzhi and Deli Dynamos in India, Carlos has been quite outspoken about why his spell at Inter did not work out.

Carlos has conducted numerous interviews where he has blamed Hodgson for his departure and sought Massimo Moratti’s help to escape the club.

Carlos claimed that Hodgson ‘didn’t know much about football’ and he was worried about losing his spot in the Brazil national team.

With the beauty of hindsight, it’s clear to see that Carlos went on to have a stellar career both for his country and at the Bernabéu which is testament to his belief in his abilities to play as a left back.

However, Hodgson did not leave Inter in disgrace, leading them to the UEFA Cup final which they lost on a penalty shootout against Schalke 04.

Right place but at the wrong time for Carlos perhaps or should he have been more understanding and respectful of his managers methods? We will never know.

Previous players in these series:

Matthias Sammer: A Nerazzurri Legend That Never Was

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Racing President Blanco: “I Have A Feeling That Lautaro’s Transfer To Barcelona From Inter Close To Being Finalized”

Racing club president Victor Blanco discussed Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and his future, which could see the Argentine club take 10% of the deal if he joins Barcelona, in an interview with Argentine radio broadcaster Radio Del Plata yesterday afternoon local time.

“I have a feeling that Lautaro’s sale to Barcelona is very close to being finalised, although I haven’t spoken to him yet. Our share of the money? I like to count the money only when you know the real figures, I don’t like to speculate. Whatever the figure is, it will be welcome for us.”

Blanco discussed how his decision to take a risk regarding a future sale of Lautaro proved a better decision than taking an extra €2 million.

“Lautaro, when he was sold to Inter, was the most lucrative transfer in all of Argentine football and if he were to go to Barcelona for the figure we are talking about, it would be raised once again.

“When we sold him to Inter, we were good at keeping this percentage on the resale. It was a very strong temptation to get €2 million more but we decided to bet on the future without any certainty of a future sale.”

Lautaro, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2023, has impressed many this season under the guidance of coach Antonio Conte, forming a formidable partnership with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

The 22-year-old is heavily wanted by Catalan giants Barcelona, but the Blaugrana can’t afford to pay the Argentine’s €111 million release clause.

The Spanish side are hoping to offer multiple players to Inter in order to lower the amount they’ll have to pay in cash, but the Nerazzurri want a significant cash sum that they can use to reinvest into the squad.

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Video – Inter Wish All Muslim Inter Fans An Eid Mubarak: “Brothers Of The World”

Inter wished all of their Muslim followers an Eid Mubarak via a video posted on their official Instagram account yetserday.

The Nerazzurri are a club with fans from around the world and the club’s management work hard to ensure that fans from across the planet are engaged and involved in the club and their culture.

Inter posted a video celebrating their internationally focused history and worldwide fans with a post on their Instagram, alongside the caption: “On this special night, we want to wish #EidMubarak to all the brothers of the world. Brothers of the world.”

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EID MUBARAK 🌙🙏🏼⚫🔵 On this special night, we want to wish #EidMubarak to all the brothers of the world. #BrothersOfTheWorld #Inter #ForzaInter

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Inter, Conte è il solito martello: ad Appiano una seconda preparazione estiva

Antonio Conte sta replicando praticamente il ritiro di Lugano, con pochissimi momenti liberi per i giocatori ed un focus su resistenza e brillantezza.

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Video – Inter Highlight Career Of Nerazzurri Midfielder Nicola Berti

Inter paid tribute to the career of former Italy international and Nerazzurri midfielder Nicola Berti in a post on their Twitter page yesterday.

The Italian spent 10 years of his career with the Milanese club from 1988 to 1998, quickly becoming a fan favourite and consistent part of the squad.

Berti made 312 appearances across all competitions in those 10 years, for a total of 23,264 minutes. In that time, he scored 41 goals and provided eight assists.

Inter posted a highlight video of Berti and asked the fans for their favourite Berti memories.

🇮🇹 | BERTI

What is your favourite memory of Nicola #Berti in an Inter shirt?

Let us know down below 👇#ForzaInter 🖤💙pic.twitter.com/wM2pnQi8ya

— Inter (@Inter_en) May 24, 2020

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Video – Inter Wish Former Striker Nicola Ventola A Happy Birthday

Inter wished former Nerazzurri striker Nicola Ventola a happy birthday with a post on their Twitter page yesterday.

The former Inter forward spent five years of his career with the Milanese club, but struggled to earn playing time and was often sent out on loan.

The 42-year-old Italian made 64 appearances across all competitions in that time, for a total of 3827 minutes. In that time, he scored 21 goals and provided two assists.

Inter posted a highlight video of Ventola and wished him a happy birthday.

🎂 | HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ventola-la-la! Send in your best Nerazzurri wishes to @nicolaventola78: do you remember his league debut for Inter? 💭⚽⚽pic.twitter.com/LKPtTEaIC1

— Inter (@Inter_en) May 24, 2020

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Photo – Inter’s Antonio Candreva Looking Forward To Resuming Serie A: “Step By Step”

Inter winger Antonio Candreva showed the Nerazzurri working hard in training with a post on his Instagram page yesterday.

The 33-year-old Italian midfielder, who is contracted to the Milanese club until 2021, has been a regular part of coach Antonio Conte’s squad so far this season, impressing with his quick adaption to the former Chelsea coach’s tactical system.

Candreva has made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1805 minutes. In that time, he has scored four goals and provided six assists.

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Step by step ⚽👌🏻 @inter

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Former Nerazzurri Midfielder Emre Belozoglu: “The Inter Fans Love Me & I Love Them”

Former Inter midfielder Emre Belozoglu discussed his time with the Nerazzurri, his experiences in Italy and if he still follows the Milanese club in an interview with Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport earlier today.

“It’s been 15 years since I left Inter, something I miss. But come on, I’m still getting by. I have wonderful memories, when I came back to Milan, the fans have always treated me very well. They love me and I love them, you know, the Turks and Italians are similar in character.”

He moved onto talking about whether he could have won more during his time with the Nerazzurri at the start of the 21st century.

“At that time Serie A was the most famous and difficult league in the world. We had phenomenal players, as did Juventus, AC Milan and Roma. We did the best we could, even though we don’t know how things would have gone if chaos hadn’t broken out from Calciopoli.”

Belozoglu touched on his two goals against Lazio in a famous draw against the Biancocelesti in December of 2002.

“Every once in a while, I see that brace on the Internet. Well, come on, not bad. It was a year, on a personal level, that was extraordinary. And then scoring goals for certain teams is really emotional.”

The 39-year-old touched on his relationship with former Inter coach Hector Cuper.

“He gave me confidence, telling me clearly that he would never drop me and that I would be a starter that season. He was a straightforward person, positively tough, sincere, I felt great with him.”

He had similar praises for another former Inter coach, Roberto Mancini, who is now in charge of the Italian national team.

“Top coach, a winner. His secret was his age, he was very ‘close’ to us footballers, he made himself understood in an instant.”

Belozoglu told a story about former Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti.

“On the day of the signing we gave him Turkish coffee. He was surprised, he said, ‘it’s rare for a player to give me something, it’s usually the other way around’. It was funny, we’re talking about an extraordinary man, a great one. You know what I would call him in one word? A father.”

The Turk revealed that he still follows Inter today, 15 years after leaving the club.

“Sure. And being almost 40, I do it with one eye, you know, carefully. I like Conte very much. A phenomenal coach, able to change formation and players like it was nothing, without upsetting certain principles. The team reflects his ideas perfectly.”

Finally, Belozoglu discussed the reason why Juventus are still ahead of the Nerazzurri.

“For one reason only, they have Cristiano. The best together with Messi.”

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