Marotta: ‘Pavard wants to come to Inter’


Inter CEO Beppe Marotta revealed that the club are still at work to try and sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard. The Nerazzurri had been in talks with the Bundesliga champions for several weeks to sign the Frenchman, only for negotiations to collapse at the last minute. Speaking ahead of Inter’s 2-0 win over Monza yesterday, Marotta spoke with Sky Sport Italia and confirmed that the player wants to make the switch to Inter this summer:

“Mazzone? I have a pleasant memory, he marked the 80s and 90s of a romantic and bucolic football: I was witness to the great run under the curva in that Brescia-Atalanta. The character is that, very charismatic. From Galliani I would steal the great wisdom and experience that comes from experience.

“Pavard? The player’s will is important in a negotiation: he has expressed his desire to come to us and that’s a lot. Bayern is a very rich club, they hardly do without their great players and we all know him: in order to give him to us, they have to find another one. It also triggers mechanisms of the roster: these are the difficulties there are in the negotiation. But it is still open, absolutely yes.

“Saudia Arabia? It’s a phenomenon that even for us managers arose suddenly: we don’t know the consequences yet, but they took 22 talented players away from Europe. They have brought about €700 million into the clubs’ coffers, but the sporting quality has been impoverished and economic competitiveness has been lost: Serie A has to sell TV rights, and this can create negative influences.”


Serie A obsessive.