Monday October 28 2013
Thohir to discuss Inter transfers

New Inter owner Erick Thohir has confirmed he’ll soon be in Italy to discuss possible signings.

Thohir and his Indonesian associates have bought a 70 per cent share in the Nerazzurri from President Massimo Moratti.

“I’ll meet with Moratti and boss Walter Mazzarri in the middle of November to discuss our plans for signings,” he told Republika.

“During that meeting, we’ll also talk about the plan with regards to youngsters.

“When it comes to kids, everything has to be gradual. There needs to be mature players in the first team. This, however, doesn’t mean that I’m not looking at Under-19 players.

“Everything has to be done with patience and with certainty.”

Thohir raised eyebrows last week when he expressed an admiration for Nicola Ventola, a former Inter striker who never lived up to his potential.

“Ventola was a youngster with quality, but one who suffered with a lot of injuries, yet that doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a good player,” he stated when asked to justify his words.

“Obafemi Martins, for example, was another player who was never able to express his best, like so many other youngsters – and not just those at Inter.”

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