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Thursday March 6 2014
Thohir: We’ll add more players

Erick Thohir is once more in Italy and has promised that Inter will look to build on the recent captures of Hernanes and Nemanja Vidic.

On from picking up the Brazilian playmaker in January, the Nerazzurri yesterday announced a deal has been agreed to sign Serbian centre-back Vidic on a free transfer at the end of the season.

For the club’s Indonesian owner, touching down this morning at Malpensa airport, this is only the beginning.

“We're building a team for the next few years. With Hernanes I think we have leadership in the middle. With Vidic we have a leader in the defence,” began Thohir to reporters.

“We might add a few players for next season. I think we need to create stability in the team but I think by next season the average age of the team will be 26.5 years old.

“For next season we're going to add more players but, at the same time, we want to keep some of the players that we have right now.

“The most important thing, as I keep saying, is to balance the ages and also balance the positions.

“Guarin and Palacio’s futures? I have to discuss this with Piero [Ausilio], I think Piero can answer that question.”

Thohir was asked for his assessment on Juan Jesus’ three-game suspension picked up for video evidence used on an off-the--ball clash.

“It's a decision by the League, I think, at the end, like I keep saying, it's very important to build a strong Serie A, through the team, through the referee.

“I think now everybody has looked at the situations, not only Juan Jesus, but also the referee.

“People start talking about the technology to be implemented at the games, I think it will be good in the future but again I think Serie A needs to be prepared for these changes because they're competing with other leagues in the world.”

Frank de Boer’s name was pushed by reporters to Thohir as a possible Coach for next season.

“He's a good Coach but at the moment we don't have any discussions with Frank de Boer, I don't know him, and I've never met him.”

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