The Nerazzurri have been linked with the star in current reviews, however their CEO is adamant there may be completely no reality to that hypothesis
Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta has as soon as once more dismissed current hyperlinks to Lionel Messi as “fantasy”, whereas affirming that the Argentine is prone to retire at Barcelona.
And whereas initially of the summer season reviews recommended he was to be joined at Barca by compatriot Lautaro Martinez, others claimed that the pair may hyperlink up in Italy.
Marotta, nevertheless, moved to rule out any likelihood of the Argentine shifting to San Siro this summer season, stating that he and the Blaugrana are an ideal match.
“Now we have to be lifelike, it’s one thing which is utopian,” he defined to Sky Sport following Inter’s 2-Zero defeat of Atalanta on Saturday, a outcome which earned Antonio Conte’s males second place in Serie A because the season got here to an in depth.
“Everybody would like to have him, however it could be disrespectful to feed fantasies, and that’s what these are.
“Now we have to return to actuality, figuring out that Messi is a superb participant however he’s at Barcelona. He’s within the excellent setting. I believe he’ll end his profession there.”
Inter threatened at one stage to problem Juventus for the Turin aspect’s ninth straight Scudetto, however misplaced floor on their rivals previous to March’s coronavirus lockdown and dropped as little as fourth earlier than a robust finish to 2019-20 clinched the runner-up spot.
Marotta was comfortable to see the membership retain their Champions League inserting for an additional season, and believes there may be a lot to work on to be able to shut the hole on the Outdated Woman.
“It’s not simple to analyse it objectively. Clearly you possibly can assume you’ve thrown factors away, however we additionally realized from these conditions. We’ve seen an skilled group, with our 4 consecutive clear sheets to complete the season an instance of that. Unfavorable experiences develop into nice strengths sooner or later,” he instructed Inter’s official web site.
“Now we have to proceed on this path, now we have to maintain on elevating the bar and bringing our followers satisfaction. We’ve acquired a squad which have proven a lot and confirmed that they’re as much as the duty, you possibly can see the work that Conte’s executed.”
As for the switch market: “Our squad is powerful, it’s not simple to seek out massive alternatives. We’ll attempt to make the most of probably the most advantageous ones.”