Although he was said to be a big fan of Lionel Messi, Inter Milan, through Club Chairman Steven Zhang, made sure that they never had any plans to recruit the Argentine star.
As is known, the 2019/20 season campaign yesterday did seem disappointing for the Catalan giants. They failed to win the title, and ended their journey with a 2-8 defeat by Bayern Munich in the European Champions League.
At an exciting time, Barcelona’s season was also marred by a number of internal conflicts. This situation reportedly makes Messi sick and plans to leave the Camp Nou.
After the appearance of a fax report containing a transfer request to Barcelona, Messi was then linked with several clubs. There are Manchester City, PSG and Inter Milan.
For Inter Milan, the captain has long been linked with the Italian Serie A club. There was even an attempt by the Nerazzurri to make his transfer happen.
However, the chairman of Inter Milan, Steven Zhang, confirmed this news. For him, financial strength makes this transfer impossible.
“Investments like that cannot be part of our project. At least not now. Innovation, planning, constant growth, economic stability are our cornerstones, ”
“Following this path, which involves planning over the long term, we will arrive at the desired results and objectives, we will bring Inter back to the national and international levels,” Zhang told Corriere della Sera.
Apart from Messi, Inter Milan were also rumored to be parting ways with Antonio Conte, but the news proved to be untrue.
Zhang even emphasized that Conte is an important part of the club’s current project.
“Everyone at Inter is looking for victory, this aspiration is part of our mission. “Before we talk about work, I have never seen someone who works so hard, with such intensity, like Conte did.”
Despite arguing about Messi’s signing plan, Inter Milan are reportedly planning to recruit Barcelona team-mate Arturo Vidal. It is believed that the former Bayern player will reunite with his former coach at Juve, Antonio Conte.