Monday August 21 2017
Spalletti confirms Ranocchia exit

Luciano Spalletti has confirmed that Andrea Ranocchia will leave Inter once they sign two more centre-backs.

Ranocchia returned to Inter for preseason after a loan spell at Hull City, but Spalletti admitted the defender would be moved on “with regret”, although only after reinforcements were brought in.

“Normal market? We did well in preseason, the players showed they were professionals, they listened and put [their professionalism] into practice,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

“Sometimes [the market] is wrong, but it’s normal. If you tell me that Inter have €200m to spend, Spalletti would be the king, Sanchez, Vidal and Nainggolan would all come…

“Still, I have a great team and club at my disposal. Something’s missing, mainly in defence, but the directors know and are working on it. We need two centre-backs.

“After that, Ranocchia will go elsewhere with my regret. That’s his situation, even he’s an exceptional lad and a good player.

“Brozovic? He’s a player that knows how to find space in the final third and has the legs to keep going. He’s an all-rounder.”

The 29-year-old joined the Nerazzurri at the end of 2010 and made over 150 appearances for the club, winning the Coppa Italia in his first half-season.

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