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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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Many reports have confirmed that Inter Milan manager Giuseppe Bergomi has about €40M or more to spend on new players during the upcoming January transfer window, and considering this newfound financial strength and Inter's high-flying status in the league and in Europe, new signings are inevitable.

Many fans of the Nerazzurri are eagerly awaiting the window, with big names such as Jan Kirchoff, Antoine Greizmann, Rogerio, and Andreas Stage being heavily linked with the Italian champions. While each player would bring new talent to the Giuseppe Meazza, Bergomi has taken up an "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" mentality.

"We have a very strong first team squad of 23 players and 4, 5, 6 young players in the U20's that are fighting for first team action," he said in a press conference. "On top of that, the team is playing very good football, and we look like a very strong team with good chemistry. Because of this, we will not spend for spending's sake and will only enter the market for the right player."

The only major rumor that seems to carry a grain of truth surrounds the future of €17.75M right winger Diego Fabbrini. The Italian arrived among much fanfare due to a very strong season with Genoa two years ago, before making only making 3 EPL appearances for Man City. The expert dribbler has found it tough to get an extended run in the team due to Raheem Sterling's good form, and may be shown the door.

Inter Milan winger Diego Fabbrini may leave the Giuseppe Meazza.

Another Manchester City flop, Eduardo Salvio, and Gremio winger Peruibe are apparently top of Bergomi's list as a potential replacement for Fabbrini. However, the fiery Italian said this on Fabbrini's future: "He is a player that we are very happy with at this time. Diego [Fabbrini] has been doing well for us and we have no plans on selling him after just 6 months at the club."

It is widely expected that the Nerazzurri will make a move for Werder Bremen starlet Andreas Stage. The Danish attacking midfielder, who has scored 11 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances so far this season at just the ripe age of 19, has a great relationship with Giuseppe Bergomi, who he worked with while the Italian was still part of the Denmark setup.

"Andy [Stage] is a very good young player, and players like that are always welcomed at Inter. He would be a good fit, but for now he is contracted to Bremen and so I will not comment further."

It's bound to be an interesting January window for Inter Milan. Who will they sign? Who will they sell? We'll have to wait and find out!
Pace rape :D :P
Pauker: Just like your profile picture of Lucas ;)
Good with saving the money, you never know when you need a good sum for a player or wages.
BayernAmerica: Yep, plus with Inter's financial history, better to stay financially healthy :D

Annual Awards


2nd: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
3rd: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund)

Lionel Messi wins an unprecedented eighth straight Ballon D'Or title after yet another out of this world calender year. Poor Cristiano Ronaldo finishes 2nd place for the eighth time in the last ten attempts, seven of those coming 2nd to Messi himself.


Sporting Gijon youngster Alvaro Bustos wins this title, the first non-Brazilian to do so in three years. The young Spanish winger has a very bring future ahead of him.


Two Inter Milan players! This is incredible, I'm very happy. Andrea Ranocchia thoroughly deserved this, perhaps the best center back in the world, and Moussa Sissoko had done so brilliantly all of last season that it must be wonderful for him to make it.


2nd: Andrea Ranocchia (Inter)

I can't say I'm not surprised, but Giuseppe has been excellent for us thus far. In fact, he scored no less than 11 goal for us last year, quite a massive return for a center back, and he has consistently been one of the highest rated players in the league.


2nd: Giuseppe Bergomi (Inter)
3rd: Ciro Ferrara (Sampdoria)

Bisoli took Cesena to 5th last season but is now floundering in 17th. How that man managed to win this over me, who won the TREBLE, is absolutely beyond me. Damn it, Italian FA, get your act together! Next time, I guess...
When will this Messi Madness end?? lol
That is some nice attributes for the young Dane. Looking forward to see his progress.
BayernAmerica: NEVER! :P

Northwood: He is very talented, if I can bring him to Inter I hope I can turn him into the next Michael Laudrup ;)


Inter Milan has dipped its toes into the transfer market for the first time this January by signing Jan Kirchhoff on a free transfer from Mainz. The physical center back will join the Nerazzurri at the start of the summer window.

"I'm very happy to have completed this move," said Kirchhoff. "I am excited to have the chance to play at the highest level next season with Inter. I want to thank Mainz and all the fans here for everything they've done for me."

The 26 year old German, who can also play in defensive midfield, had come up through Mainz's youth system and properly broken into the first team in 2010-2011 season, going on to make 183 Bundesliga appearances for the senior side, finding the net 3 times.

Some fans are wondering why Kirchhoff has been signed as Inter already have promising young players such as Emerson Luiz and Simone Pierguidi eagerly waiting for more first team action. Most Nerazzurri diehards would rather see the youth be bled through than a new German defender.

Giuseppe Bergomi has swiftly attempted to silence the early critics of the signing, saying, "Jan is an excellent footballer. He will not only provide depth in the defensive positions but also provide excellent competition to M'Vila in the defensive midfield role. I am delighted to be able to bring him to the club."
Just no mate. Just no. Luiz and Pierguidi should be ahead of him. Just no.

My biggest signing of the season was a former player, and you go out and sign Kirchoff. KIRCHOFF... Sure, I could've gone and joined Bayern Munich, but that's NOT THE SAME THING!!!!

Damnit Neal...
Pauker: Don't worry, there will be plenty of space for them. The plan is to give M'Vila more competition in the destructive midfield role, as the only other defensive midfielder I have, Crisetig, is more in the creative mold.

tbendis: The best part: Radosevic will be first team for you, Kirchhoff will be rotation for me :))


Having not made a single first-team league appearance in his entire career, Vid Belec was the definition of an unlucky back-up goalkeeper. Working hard in training every day, only to know that world-class shot-stoppers like Samir Handanovic, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Fernando Muslera would always be ahead in the pecking order.

One fateful day during the 2014-2015, Handanovic went down injured mid-match, and with Bardi injured already, it was Belec's day at last. He went on to make 9 appearances that season as well as 6 the next until finally again this season not making a single one. In those 15 appearances, Belec became a cult hero, making a number of crucial saves, especially in 2015 against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

At last, the Slovenian has decided he will be moving on, at age 26, to seek more football. Belec signed a pre-contract agreement with Cagliari, who he will join this coming summer. He said to the press, "It's been a long, very difficult, often disappointing, but in the end very interesting time of my life here at Inter. I want to thank Giuseppe [Bergomi] for finally giving me a chance in the first team and believing in me, and the fans for supporting me those few times I managed to play."

Bergomi had this to say on the sale: "Vid was a hard worker through and through, and we wish him the best of luck next season with Cagliari. We'll take this opportunity to bring up Silviano Casella, a 'keeper who has impressed me for the U20's, and get him more chances with the first team."
Love that Kirchoff signing.

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