Wednesday July 6 2011
Moratti excited by Alvarez

Massimo Moratti is excited at Inter's capture of Ricky Alvarez. “He reminds me of Mariolino Corso.”

Velez Sarsfield confirmed today that the young talent had been sold to the Nerazzurri for around €12m, even though the Argentine club will hold on to a percentage of his contract.

“I have seen some things from Alvarez that really remind me of Mariolino Corso,” the President told Inter Channel.

“We are talking about two spectacular players here. Alvarez certainly has his own style and character.

“Of course the left foot is always special for me. If it is used well, he will be fantastic.”

Corso was the left winger who starred in La Grande Inter in the 1960s, winning two European Cups and two Intercontinental Cups, among other trophies.

“We are focusing on youngsters in our transfer campaign, but youngsters who have already shown how strong they are and perhaps even won trophies in their home nations.

“For example, Alvarez has the necessary quality to entertain the fans and ensure supporters can always hope for even more success.

“As for the rest, it's the squad we already know plus a new Brazilian full-back (Jonathan, ndr) and then we'll see later on what happens.

“We've got to keep an eye on the budget too, especially as most clubs don't want to help us out, so we'll have to take care of ourselves...”

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