One of the priorities for Inter during the upcoming January transfer window is to sign a regista. The Nerazzurri do not currently have a player with the natural ability to dictate play from the base of midfield.
However, one or two departures would be necessary in order to create space in the squad for new arrivals. Hence, Felipe Melo could depart for China or Brazil whilst Assane Gnoukouri may be loaned out.
Stefano Pioli’s dream scenario is to be reunited with Lucas Biglia, after the pair previously worked together at Lazio with some success. Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj is a viable alternative, although AC Milan are also interested in the Croatian.
However, should either arrive, Éver Banega could struggle to carve out a starting role despite the fact he often plays together with Biglia in a 4-2-3-1 system for Argentina.
Time will tell whether or not the ex-Sevilla man can convince Pioli of his qualities and earn his trust. He has shown in the past, both in Spain and in European competition, that he can make the difference.