Monday April 25 2011
'Montolivo will go to Inter'

Respected director of sport Pier Paolo Marino believes Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will join Inter at the end of the season.

Montolivo has stalled on signing a new contract at the Artemio Franchi and Fiorentina have grown resigned to the fact that he is leaving.

"I believe that, like Pantaleo Corvino said, when a cycle ends it's right to look for fresh strengths," Marino said.

"Already four or five months ago I underlined my opinion in this regard: Montolivo will go to Inter.

"The Nerazzurri need to rebuild their central midfield and need a player like the Fiorentina captain."

Asked if Montolivo might decide to join Juventus instead, Marino replied: "I repeat. In my opinion Montolivo will go to Inter while Andrea Pirlo could end up at Juventus.

"Between Inter and Juventus, I believe that Montolivo would choose the former, also because of the rivalry between Juventus and Fiorentina.

"Montolivo is worthy of a great team. It's always difficult to resist overtures from big clubs when they want a player.

"Montolivo has everything - strength, class and youth - to be at a big club."

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