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[FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio

The story of an Inter Milan legend taking his club back to the top of the world.
Started on 17 April 2013 by Neal
Latest Reply on 29 October 2014 by Neal
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Overpriced? Andersen has completed a €35M deal to Inter, but is he worth the fee?

With just hours to in the January transfer window, it seemed as though Giuseppe Bergomi had chosen to keep his club away from the spending and stay with what he had. There had been some links, as expected for any big club, but with so little time left, a big deal seemed unlikely.

Bergomi didn't complete a big deal. He completed two.

In the space of 45 minutes, Inter Milan completed the signings of Italian wonderkid Emiliano Musico from Real Madrid and Lucas Andersen from Ajax in Holland for a grand total of €50M.

Emiliano Musico was the first player to sign at the Giuseppe Meazza. The Pescara youth product made 20 appearances for the Pescara first team before making the €1.3M move to Madrid last summer. He has had a great season with Real Madrid Castilla, scoring 11 goals and pitching in 2 assists in 20 appearances in the Segunda Division B.

Inter Milan has now paid €15M up front along with €5M in future incentives for Musico to join the Nerazzurri at the start of next season. Though already boasting the talented likes of Filippo Valentini and Danilo Anconetani in the U20 side, pundits are saying that Musico is the best of the bunch.

He has scored 8 goals in 11 appearances for the U21 Italian national side as well, and, with the guidance of national team manager Bergomi, the 18 year old could become a superstar for both club and country.

Lucas Andersen is the other player to make the trek south to Italy. Andersen had been one of Ajax's very best players over the last few seasons, filling the void left by fellow Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen. However, unlike his compatriot, Andersen has grown accustomed to a role on the right wing, a position that Inter is lacking depth in.

At first, all approaches for the Dane were rejected. Ajax quoted figures as high as €55M for their star man, though Bergomi was adamant on paying no higher than €20M. Things seemed to have found a deadlock, and the deal 'fell through'

However, just days after talks fell apart, Andersen officially requested a transfer. Having created a very good working relationship with Bergomi after the Italian's successful time coaching the Danish national team, Andersen was eager to work again with his former coach, and set things into motion.

Eventually, a[n admittedly high] fee of €35M was agreed, and Andersen was shipped over to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on a €28.5k per week deal until 2021. Raheem Sterling will now have some stiff competition for a starting spot on the right wing.

Inter fans can now say they truly do have two first team players in every single position.
As much as I think Andersen is a good player, I don't really think he's worth €35M... Let's hope I'm proved wrong and that he justifies his price tag. Quality update :)
Josh_MU: Yeah, I probably overpaid quite a lot :)) However, I needed depth in the right wing position, as I currently only have Raheem Sterling, and I had quite a lot of money to spend!
Sterling and Andersen.. Hmm.. raw pace or raw flair :P?
what ever happened to Andersen's potential in real life!

Good luck with him anyway :)
Andersen! :D
Pauker: Thus far, Sterling's pace has been lethal, but whenever needed, Andersen can add those tricks down the right flank :P

Denzy: He's still got the potential, to be honest, he's still very young. Hopefully he has a bright career ahead of him! :)

Justice: Music[o] to my ears :))


On Form: Ademilson (above) has now scored 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 games.

After slogging through the first seven games of January with seven straight wins (as expected), Inter Milan were faced up against archrivals AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal on the 31st. Though Inter Milan have been the dominant side in the derby for years now, it is always a well contested game.

The only real surprise for Inter Milan was that Adam Maher was starting in place of superstar Rogerio in central midfield. Many fans were hoping that Lucas Andersen would be able to make his debut, but the paperwork was not quite completed in time, and Englishman Raheem Sterling was given the start on the right wing.

Internazionale came out with an attacking intent from the very first whistle. Maher, Crisetig, and M'Vila were indomitable in the middle of park, dictating the pace of the game and picking passes as 33 year olds Montolivo and De Jong chased.

The passing made the difference on the half hour mark. Maher and Crisetig combined to ghost past Montolivo, and the latter pinged the ball into Ademilson up top. Holding the ball against Raul Albiol very well, Ademilson managed to flick the ball behind the defense with his heel to put Philippe Coutinho through on goal. The fleet-footed Brazilian made no mistake, slipping his shot just underneath the arms of Juan Fernando Garcia.

Half time came and went with more of Inter in possession; they finished the match with 60% of the ball. Andrea Ranocchia and Emerson Luiz were unbeatable at the back whenever Milan did win the ball back, and Ciro Immobile hardly touched the ball at all.

On the hour mark, the Nerazzurri doubled their advantage. Adam Maher's corner kick was destined to find the unmarked Emerson Luiz at the back post, only for AC Milan's left back Didac to shove the Brazilian defender to the ground. As the Rossoneri manager Simeone unleashed his ire upon the referee, Ademilson stepped up and easily buried the penalty down the middle.

Milan tried to push more men forward in the last half hour, and managed to get their only shot on target in the 85th through Glushakov, though the strike was easily handled by Muslera. However, Inter held strong and triumphed 2-0 in the Derby della Madoninna to reach the Coppa Italia semifinals.

The two-legged semifinal will take place next month against Udinese.
Great win Neal! Good luck in the semifinal! :)
Great win over your arch-rivals :)
Josh_MU: Thanks, but I don't think luck will be a huge factor ;)

Justice: Nothing quite beats trouncing AC Milan :)
Milan are shit mate.
Pauker: I would agree, but it's always nice to win a derby :P

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