Inter turned $25 million into $175 million thanks to Messi and Mbappé teammates

The Italian side made excellent investments and are enjoying the results.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

They made the right choices.
They made the right choices.
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Some clubs have spent a lot of money over the last few years to sign players in the hope that they will become top stars, but the results have not been satisfactory. That's what happened with Barcelona, when they bought Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé to replace Neymar in 2017. And something similar has happened, for example, with Manchester United and Chelsea.

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But there are also different examples. Real Madrid in recent years signed young players with a lot of talent and had the patience to wait for them to adapt and show the performances expected of them. That is the strategy they used with Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and Eder Militao. And they will try to do the same with Arda Güler and Endrick.

The same can be said of Inter. The Italian side are in a great moment under boss Simone Inzaghi: last season they were finalists of the Champions League and now they are leaders of Serie A with 10 points ahead of Juventus, besides being qualified for the round of 16 of the European tournament, where they will face Atlético Madrid.

One of the keys to their success is the excellent level of their attackers. Lautaro Martinez is the top scorer in Serie A this season and between all competitions has scored 23 goals in 31 games. Meanwhile, Marcus Thuram has 12 goals in 33 games and is the second highest assists scorer in the Italian league. But the most surprising thing of all is that Inter signed both for very little money and now they are worth a fortune.

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They made a great deal

Lautaro Martinez right now is one of the best strikers on the planet, in addition to being a world champion with the Argentine national team alongside Lionel Messi. But when he arrived at Inter he was just a young player for whom they paid $25 million. Since then his value has multiplied and, according to Transfermarkt, he is now worth almost $120 million. Something similar happened with Marcus Thuram. The French National Team striker, Kylian Mbappé's teammate, arrived last summer as a free agent and is now worth almost $60 million. This means that Inter have an attacking duo valued at more than $175 million.

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