Former Inter Supremo Lauds Spalletti Appointment; Surprised With Rivals Milan’s Transfer Splurge

Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has endorsed the appointment of Luciano Spalletti as the club’s new manager adding that the ex-AS Roma boss is the right man to take the San Siro outfit forward.

Moratti also stated that he has been taken aback by rivals AC Milan’s transfer activity this summer.

He was speaking during a chat on Radiouno, the former Nerazzurri President, who is no longer part of the club, said: “I keep informed on what they do and they are very courteous with me,”

“We always have Jose Mourinho in mind as the example of an ideal Inter Coach. I can say Spalletti has great character and is a serious professional.

“You need a few professional reference points and Borja Valero represents that. I think Inter have the frightening need to improve their defence, while in attack I hope Mauro Icardi can start to express himself consistently. He’s got what it takes, but has to prove it in the difficult games.

“It would be nice to see him accompanied by another great striker, but these decisions are up to the Coach, just as they would’ve been even if I had still been President.” he added.

On the transfer window dominance of AC Milan, who have spent €211m alone this summer after their Chinese takeover, Moratti expressed his amazement at the development. He said: “Milan are moving very well and to be honest I didn’t expect that.”

“I don’t know some of the players they signed, while they did well to resolve the Gianluigi Donnarumma issue and have a good Coach in Vincenzo Montella.

“Leonardo Bonucci used to be with Inter, so now seeing him play for Juventus or Milan makes no difference. Juve always seem to make very wise signings and we’ll have to see if they can overcome the blow of that Champions League Final defeat.” he concluded.