Just few days after being appointed as the new Inter Milan’s coach, Leonardo, reportedly will already get a reinforcement as early as possible after the Nerazzurri reportedly is set to acquire the service of Andrea Ranocchia.
News from Italy revealed that the Italian international defender, who supposedly won’t arrive at San Siro until June, has already packed his bag and ready to join his new club’s first training session after the winter break on Wednesday.
More confirmation about Ranocchia’s arrival at Inter has also been revealed by the players’ father, Marco Ranocchia, who revealed that the deal is pretty much done and dusted as the player is delighted with the opportunity. Despite previously being prepared to make the move next summer, the former Bari player is ready and up for the challenge to play in a big club such as Inter which will definitely gives more pressure for the young center back.
“I can confirm Andrea left the Genoa camp this afternoon, Andrea can hardly believe it. I don’t think it has quite sunk in that he’s going to play for an important club like Inter,” Marco Ranocchia stated. “He is not afraid, as he has a very strong character, but is experiencing this with enthusiasm. I imagine the most emotional moment will be pulling on the Nerazzurri jersey for the first time.”
Despite already getting a quick reinforcement, but Inter fans should not get over excited thinking that their team will be making plenty purchases in January as Ranocchia’s early arrival is pretty much because the long term injury for Walter Samuel. Considering the strap cash policy that Massimo Moratti is currently implementing, the option of getting the young Italian defender is an easy decision to make since the Nerazzurri already had half of Ranno’s contract which they earned from Genoa.
This big leap will also see how fast can the young Italian international player can adapt to playing in a big team as the responsibility and demands are definitely higher compared to his time previous time with Bari and Genoa. The advantage of the move for Ranocchia is probably the fact that he might get more attention from Gli Azzurri’s national coach, Cesare Prandelli, but only if the 22-years-old is able to get consistent playing time for Leonardo’s team.