Despite the close of the transfer window, then continues to be a lot of rumours surrounding the future of midfielder Fredy Guarin. It was highly speculated that the Colombian international would move to Manchester United before the transfer window, but that offer never came. As a result, he has ended up staying at the San Siro until the January transfer window. The 28-year-old has featured in only one league match so far. He continues to remain as part of the plans according to director-general Marco Fassone. He says that he has spoken in detail with manager Walter Mazzarri about the situation according Guarin.
According to the manager, he will continue to pick Guarin as long as the player is available for selection. Inter will be hoping to use their strength in depth when they take on Dnipro in the opening Europa league match. Walter Mazzarri has confirmed that there will be changes to the team that manages 7-0 win over Sassuolo during the weekend. This seems as a major hint that Inter are targeting good performances in the league over progress into the latter stages of the Europa League. It was almost 5 years since Inter were last seen in the Champions League.
Fassone says that after having spent two years at Inter Milan, Mazzarri is someone who knows the requirements extremely well. “The coach is in his second year on our bench and he now knows the whole ‘Inter environment. As for Mauro and his renewal, I will say that there are other deadlines that we will have to face beforehand, but we will talk about that as well. And Guarin? I believe in Fredy and in the fact that Mazzarri has deployed him, demonstrating the confidence of the club,” said the Inter director-general. Inter are undefeated in the last five matches.
Juventus and Inter Milan are some of the top Italian clubs that have been going through fairly busy transfer windows. Walter Mazzarri, the head coach of Inter Milan wants to win a Serie A title with Inter Milan which is something that the club has not managed to do since 2010. Not only that but they have also been unable to qualify for the Champions League for 2 consecutive years.
Just as a vast amount of player are joining the squad of Walter Mazzarri there will also be a few players that are expected to leave the Italian before the transfer window concludes at the end of August. The Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin is a target of Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal and a deal in the region of €19 million is reported to be on the verge of completion.
Fredy Guarin is mostly being seen as an alternative target for Louis van Gaal just in case the Dutch manager fails to sign Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba from Juventus which are some of his priority targets.
Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba both play important roles in Juventus as they are consistent performers for the Italian club and it seems highly unlikely that the new coach Massimiliano Allegri has any plans of selling any of those players. This is where the Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin comes in as he is quickly turning out to be a more likely target for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United.
The pre-season schedule for Walter Mazzarri and Inter Milan has seen the Italian squad picking up triumphs against Real Madrid and As.Roma as they faced off in the International Champions Cup and a penalty session gave a late victory to Inter Milan against Real Madrid.
Mazzarri is aiming for a top 3 finish during the approaching season of the Italian League Serie A which can allow Inter Milan to compete in the Champions League.
Inter Milan recently awarded Walter Mazzarri with a contract extension that surprised many given that the manager had failed to reach the club’s objectives last season. Given with the task of reaching at least the top three in Italian Serie A, Mazzarri failed to get the club even into a top four place. At the end of the season, they finished a whopping 18 points behind third placed Napoli. This did not read well for the future of Mazzarri, which has been under intense speculation over the last few weeks.
With the start of the new season set to take place in two months, Inter were expected to part ways Mazzarri. However, they have surprised everyone by offering the manager a new contract. This is after president Erick Thohir made several statements regarding the future of Mazzarri. He had stated that Inter were not going to sack Mazzarri under any circumstances. He has stayed true to the word and has kept the manager for an additional year. However, it is quite possible that Inter decide to part ways with Mazzarri midway through next season if results do not improve.
In response to the new contract, Mazzarri has stated that he is now highly motivated to perform well for the new season. He is now starting the new campaign with a lot of optimism.
“I salute all our fans. I am fired up and happy to start the new season, which hopefully will begin on a high. The club has been very clear it is an important season. We were absolutely in sync during our dialogue over the summer and this made me even more motivated than I was at the end of last season. I am very pleased and it fires me up even more. Having the faith of our fans is very important for me. We have everything required to start this campaign with great optimism,” said Mazzarri.
Despite the numerous problems faced with consistency last season, manager Walter Mazzarri says that Inter Milan enjoyed a good season last time around. He is targeting a return to Champions League as the preparations start for the upcoming campaign. Inter are expected to be one of the club’s highly active in the transfer window this year. They have already signed top players like Vidic while more are expected to follow suit in the next few weeks.
However, the optimism ahead of the new campaign does not take anything away from the poor season that they enjoyed in Mazzarri’s first campaign at the club. The former Napoli man, who came close to winning the league title with his previous club, says that last season was a success. The contradictory statements is likely to draw a lot of comments especially since many have been calling for the head of Mazzarri in the last few weeks. Inter have been linked with several Premier league players in the hope of rebuilding for the future.
The likes of Torres, John obi Mikel, and Vidic to replace the likes of Diego Milito, Cambiasso, and Walter Samuel. These players have been very influential in Inter’s success over the years.
“The return to Europe was not an obvious goal. But I think it was a successful year, in which we did so many good things. I’m sure I’ll be coach next year. I have a contract. I’m very pleased with the call I got from [president Erick] Thohir once we were certain to be in Europe. At a general level there were too many draws, we missed out on some victories when we threw away a lead. But I take responsibility. Even when we win, I’m not satisfied. We are already working with players for next season,” said the Inter manager.
Fredy Guarin’s future at Inter Milan has been a major doubt for the last few months. It has worsened since the January transfer window after the player was subjected to transfer interest from Chelsea. However, he decided to stay at Inter Milan until the rest of the season. Now, his agent has stated that manager Walter Mazzarri will decide the future of the player. Inter Milan are expected to retain a number of players from the current campaign, but older players like Diego Milito and Walter Samuel are expected to depart.
Guarin is an industrious player capable of playing on the right or left side of the midfield. He is the type of player Chelsea manager José Mourinho wants in order to adopt a different style of football. However, the possibilities of moving to Chelsea appeared to have reduced significantly in the last few months, as Guarin has been playing little football during this period. Further, 28 years of age, he will have less opportunity to think about getting a move to a big club. Even though he extended his contract during this period, his future still remains in doubt.
Mazzarri will be taking a decision in the next few weeks and he could be allowed to leave on a loan deal at the least.
“Fredy is calm and always gives 100 per cent. He wants to help Inter secure qualification for Europe. The fact the World Cup is approaching is also another reason for him to give his best. We will see what happens in the future. Inter and Walter Mazzarri will be the ones who decide,” said the player’s agent. Inter Milan are looking to finish in the Europa league spot after a disappointing campaign which promised a lot towards the start. It has put the future of manager Mazzarri in doubt as well.