The protest against the arrival of the Lazio defender is mounting on social media. Eight years ago only the headquarters protested to block the exchange with Juve
L’Inter in search of a new defender has basically two ways in front of him: the simple one leads to Francesco Acerbi, the most difficult one to Manuel Akanji or Trevoh Chalobah. The Nerazzurri fans have already taken a stand: they don’t want the 34-year-old from Lazio, for several reasons. On social media they have expressed doubts (to put it mildly) for the advanced age of the defender but also for that smile last April arrived after AC Milan’s winning goal favored by a clumsy header by Acerbi himself. A story that brings to mind, albeit with some differences, that of January 2014 when a protest of the Inter supporters had made skip the Guarin-Vucinic switch with the Juventus.
We need to go back to the times of Inter Milan Thohir who, after the glories of the treble in 2010 and the sale of the club by Moratti in 2013, was trying to make a comeback after a sixth and a ninth place in the league. The coach was Walter Mazzarri, the team was stationed in fifth place in Serie A after twenty days but at 23 points from the top, occupied by Juventus Antonio Conte.
Inter club and coach identify a need in attack, to lend a hand to Icardi and Palacio, asking Mirko Vucinic to the bianconeri who are in front of the various Tevez and Llorente as well as Quagliarella and Giovinco: in short, the Montenegrin says yes to the Inter idea. Juventus, with its own general manager Giuseppe Marotta, opens by asking in return Fredy Guarin, Colombian midfielder among the most positive of the Nerazzurri, albeit difficult year. The deal is therefore downhill because all the parties involved are in agreement. All, except the Inter fans.
On the morning of 21 January 2014, an increasingly large group of Nerazzurri fans, also prompted by a press release from North Curve (who the day before had already harshly criticized Thohir for the idea of selling “A young and technically valid player for an older player” in a “historic moment like this”) finds himself under the club’s headquarters, someone even goes under the Saras headquarters of the former president Morattiwhich still exerts some influence in terms of advice and experience with regard to Indonesian property.
In the end, when Vucinic had already made the visits for Inter, Guarin was already seeing Juventus and Thohir (according to what Marotta said) had given the okay for the deal to Andrea Agnelli, skip everything. Inter announces that “it did not consider the conditions, technical and economic, to reach the agreement existed and has already given a mandate to the managers of the technical area to evaluate other market opportunities” while Juve replies by saying that a What “disconcerting“so much so that Marotta does not hesitate to add that” It is the first time in more than 30 years that I have treated football players that something like this has happened “.