According to Monday’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roberto Mancini wants to build Inter’s next title winning side around a core group of players. The five untouchables are said to be Miranda, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi.
The newspaper speculates that if Inter sell any of these five that Mancini leave.
What do you think of the five? Are they Inter’s best players? According to whoscored.com, this is Inter’s best XI this season.
Looking at the best XI, the one name that jumps out that is not on the untouchable list is central defender Jeison Murillo. I like the long-term potential of a Murillo, especially given the age of Miranda.
As for the rest of the Inter team, some of them like Samir Handanovic, Stevan Jovetic and Gary Medel will be sold if the price is right. Handanovic is worth €15m, Murillo €18m and Jovetic must reach €18m also. Add in possibly €12m for Medel and €9m for Juan Jesus and Mancini could have transfer kitty of over €50m.
What do you think of Inter’s five untouchables? Are they the right ones to build the team around?