Defending champions Milan face a tough task to retain their title in the Italian football league, amid more than one club waiting, the summer transfer window has witnessed more than one team resounding deals, and “calcio” has opened up the race to win the title. For the 2022-2023 season.
Inter, Juventus, Roma and Lazio were active in the transfer market, suggesting a heated competition similar to last year’s, with the clash erupting until the last breath, before the Rossoneri settled for their neighbors Neratsori with two points.
Milan lost bids for Ivorian Franck Kissier to Barcelona, but it brought in Belgian free-striker Divock Origi for 35 million euros ($36 million), while also winning promising and unknown striker Charles de Kittler from Belgium. .
On the other hand, Inter started the summer with a giant blow, which saw the return of Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, but he lost the race against Roma, Paulo Dybala and Juventus. The best defender last season was Brazil’s Gleeson Bremer.
Bremer’s loss to their biggest rivals the following season was a blow to Inter, most notably their inability to complete a deal with French Paris Saint-Germain to sell Slovakian Milan Skriniar, which led to the deal being scrapped. To buy the Brazilian from Turin and allow Juventus to snap up his signature should be a more suitable replacement for Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich and Giorgio Chiellini to America.
It reflected negatively among fans who hoped Simone Inzaghi’s side would strengthen their ranks as favorites to regain the title, before becoming more concerned about the financial stability of the club owned by Chinese Sunning Group.
“Juve” supported its ranking by recovering its French star Paul Pogba, who was absent until September due to a knee injury at Manchester United, and the Argentine Angel Di Maria from St. Germain, and continues to try to sign the latter’s citizen and his contract. Former French team-mate Leandro Paredes, Serbian Filip Kostic and striker. Dutch Memphis Tbe
But Sunday’s 4-0 friendly defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid sowed doubt, especially as former Spain striker Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick, and cast doubt over the future of coach Massimiliano Allegri, who needs a big season. 16 points behind Milan in fourth place.
In contrast to the notable movement of other clubs, there was concern among Milan fans in the wake of the Italian champions’ sluggish movement in the transfer market, as well as the club’s delay in renewing the contracts of managers Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara at the last minute, architects of Milan’s recent renaissance.
Fans of the team are waiting for the conclusion of the agreement to buy the American investment fund “Red Bird”, which is expected to happen for 1.2 billion euros (1.3 billion dollars), the current owners “Elliott” in late August or early September.
Milan’s Poles are still warily awaiting the fate of the new San Siro stadium development, as a public debate is expected to take place next September to decide the project’s fate, amid massive rejection from some locals.
A source at Inter confirmed that the two teams would move to a former industrial site in the predominantly working-class Milan suburb of Sesto San Giovanni if the dispute over construction and project suspension continues. In it, its mayor, recently re-elected, has repeatedly confirmed that bureaucracy will not stand in the way of building a new stadium.
Roma look like a dark horse in the title race, with Dybala joining the Italian capital as a free agent in a deal that could change the course of the competition.
He was expected to sign the Argentine striker with Inter after Juventus sacked him.
A phone conversation with Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho convinced Dybala to take the opportunity and significantly reduce his wages with the team not participating in the Champions League next season, but he showed real ambition after winning the first edition. Last season in the “Conference League”, “Wolves” signed Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum and are close to signing international Andrea Belotti.
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