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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
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Inter Announce Big Signings

In a press conference yesterday, Inter manager Giuseppe Bergomi revealed 3 big money signings. They were Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne for 16m euros, Gladbach shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for 21.5m euros, and AZ playmaker Adam Maher for 21m euros.

Adam Maher (AZ) - 21m

Age: 22

Adam Maher is a AZ Alkmaar youth graduate and one of the most exciting prospects in Dutch football. He has yet to be called up to the first team but has 16 U21 caps and 4 U21 goals and is expected to soon be called up by Wim Koevermens. Maher made his first appearance for AZ at age 17 and broke into the first team in the 2011-2012 season. Since then he has made 124 Eredivisie appearances and scored 20 goals and made 14 assists. It was a bit of a surprise Inter signed Maher as they were expected to sign Isco from Malaga, but fans are still happy with the Dutchman. Inter paid a good 21m euros to acquire Maher's services in hopes that the Dutch starlet can provide Coutinho with competition and hopefully become a world class star.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Gladbach) - 21.5m

Age: 23

One of the best young goalkeepers in the world, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has finally completed his move to a big name club. After spending his entire career coming up through the Borussia Moenchengladbach youth system became the first team goalkeeper in 2011-2012. Ter Stegen made 143 senior appearances for Gladbach before deciding his time was up and submitting a transfer request, and Inter were quick to snap him up. The German shot-stopper will have big shoes to fill, as Samir Handanovic had been in excellent form over the last 3 seasons, but many fans are convinced ter Stegen is Inter's long term solution to goalkeeping.

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) - 16m

Age: 24

Despite being the cheapest signing of Bergomi's new trio, Lorenzo Insigne is expected to be the most important. The ex-Napoli striker had had two mediocre seasons in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 but last season really broke out, scoring 13 goals and creating 10 assists in 35 Serie A appearances, often spearheading Napoli's attack. Inter was expected to sign Robert Lewandowski for 27m euros but has saved 11m for an arguably better player. Insigne has 17 U21 appearances and 10 goals, and has 1 senior team cap for Italy, and is expected to partner Mattia Destro for Inter, a partnership that Italy manager Cesare Prandelli will watch keenly.


To balance the books, a lot of people are suspecting Inter will make a number of big name sales. Names being mentioned are Juan Jesus, Samir Handanovic, Luis Muriel, and Adryan. Together the foursome are said to be able to bring the Italian champions over 60m euros, about as much as Inter has spent on it's three big deals. Adryan is the biggest surprise of those players, but after a poor last season where, despite 15 assits, he failed to score a single goal and often looked off the pace, could be sold for the highest amount and is already replaced by Maher.
Really? Maher?! I said Isco! *unfollows story* hahaahah jk! Great signings and they did cost you some cash! How are you going to pay the clubs with those debts?
Brilliant signings, but tough decisions to sell Handanovic & co. :P
Great signings there! Never been a big fan of Ter Stegen because his shot stopping attributes not as strong as some other keepers :p but good work getting Maher and Insigne!
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Forget about the others and all the ability/potential malarky, it's all about Lorenzo Insigne!!!
PaukerJ: Sorry, Maher is just...better :P

Rablador: It was tough to sell Handanovic especially after his success with me, but it had to be done, ter Stegen for such a good price had to be taken.

k1rups: I can always just train him to increase his shot stopping :P Cheers haha

KingPadster: Insigne is a beast, it has to be said, I think he will be the most important of the three!

Bergomi Turns Down Bayern

Inter Milan manager Giuseppe Bergomi has yet again reaffirmed his loyalty to his club by rejecting an offer to manage German giants Bayern Munich. After Bayern boss Josep Guardiola left to join Manchester United and help them reclaim the EPL crown from Arsenal, Bayern sought Bergomi to replace him. The Italian legend, however, quickly refused.

"As I said, there's no way I'm leaving," he said in a statement. "Inter are the club of my heart and I do not want to leave. I would like to thank Bayern for their interest but politely refuse."

Fans of the Nerazzurri are ecstatic that their talisman is staying at the club and hope that this season he can lead Inter to an elusive UEFA Champions League crown, the only major competition Bergomi has yet managed to win. Bergomi reportedly refused a higher contract of 77k per week and a 35m euro transfer budget.

Good decision ;)
That would have been a disgrace if you went to Bayern :P I don't know why but it would be haha
Pffft.....Who the hell would want to join Bayern, that sh*tty German club ;)
Louis O.: Cheers mate :)

k1rups: It certainly would be a disgrace! :P

Rablador: They actually are shit, they've done nothing in Europe so far haha
Bayern would be too easy, good choice Neal
The Special one: Agreed, plus they sold Kroos and Muller so no fun :P

Inter Announce Big Name Sales

Inter Milan have announced the departure of 4 big names from the club. Manager Giuseppe Bergomi had earlier hinted that sales would have to be made to help balance the books after his spending spree in the transfer market and has now delivered with 2 big money sales and 2 loan deals.

The first sale is the 20 million euro transfer of center back Juan Jesus to Sporting Portugal. This sale has come as a surprise to many as Juan had been Andrea Ranocchia's partner for the last two seasons but obviously has now been deemed surplus. It is thought that the Brazil defender was sold due to the high bid and the chance to give young players like Emerson Luiz, Simone Pierguidi, and Ibrahima Mbaye more time in the first team.

The second sale is the 15 million euro transfer of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to Sporting's Portuguese rivals FC Porto. Handanovic had been deemed surplus after the signing of star keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and it was only a matter of time until he was sold. 15 million is a good price for a goalkeeper of 30 years and Giuseppe Bergomi will no doubt be pleased to recover much of the money he spent on ter Stegen.

There are also two loans of big players away from the club. Adryan has been loaned to Spanish side Espanyol for 1 million euros and Colombian striker Luis Muriel has been loaned to Parma for 1.3 million euros. The two are coming off of very poor seasons at Inter and are hoping to recover their form during their loan spells. It is not confirmed but the media believe Adryan to have a 20 million future free clause, and Luis Muriel to have a similar clause for 8 million.

Some nice sales, but Juan shouldn't have left imo. Mbaye is too much of inexperienced ;P. The fee is low. Nice loan deals and the Handanovic was a lot.

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