Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio spoke with Premium Sport just ahead of the fifth match of the Serie A TIM season against Roberto Donadoni’s Bologna.
How important is Perisic for us? In the summer there was an offer from Manchester United and we always said we wanted to keep him and convince him of the project here, he never felt distant from us and it was right to offer him a new contract. There’s no release clause, it wouldn’t help and he didn’t ask for one.”
There were many questions regarding single players: “Vanheusden? He’s a young lad we count on. He’s talented, a serious person and always willing to work hard. Should there be the right opportunity, he will be able to show on the pitch what he’s made of. We monitored Skriniar for a long time, he’s proving he deserves his place at Inter. We made an important investment very aware that we were signing a future starter. Joao Mario joined us on the very last day of transfer market last year and this disadvantaged him. This season, he has been able to work in a good way with Spalletti. Did we try to sign Pellegri over the last months? Well, he’s a great player, but let’s not forget Odgaard and Pinamonti, who are already Inter players. Before we get onto spending money, we try to get the best out of the players currently in our squad. Karamoh is working well and is available. He will be very helpful to our team.”