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Sold Giampaolo Pazzini to AC Milan for Antonio Cassano
Regardless of Pazzini's hat trick against Bologna, Inter won out in the deal because Cassano is a better player and they received an extra €7 million.
Sold Goran Pandev to Napoli for €7.5 million
It wouldn't surprise me if he spent more time during his Inter career defending than attempting to score or create goals. He was awful to watch during the 2010-11 season.
Sold Luc Castaignos to Twente for €6 million
When Pazzini looked lost on the field, why wasn't Castaignos thrown into the deep end? There will always be that question: what if Luc was given a fair chance? He was superb for Feyenoord and he's made a good decision to return to the Netherlands as opposed to sitting around in Italy doing nothing.
As long as he's on good terms with Dusan Tadić, Castaignos will be a prolific goal scorer for Twente.
Sold Maicon to Manchester City for €4.5 million
He went from being the best right-back in the world to an error-prone defender. Post-José Mourinho, his tactical and positional discipline became nonexistent. Selling Maicon was the right decision, but Inter Milan supporters shouldn't forget his outrageous goal against Juventus and his herculean efforts during Mourinho's treble-winning season.
Allowed Júlio César, Lúcio, Sulley Muntari and Diego Forlán to leave on free transfers
César's form dipped, so when Inter attempted to restructure his deal, he wanted out (via naij.com):
It all started during my summer vacation when Inter suggested that I reduce my salary. No player in my situation would have done that—I am not a hypocrite and I can talk openly about this. It became a tough situation for both parties. I then spoke to my representative and I thought this was a good choice. I'll terminate my contract with Inter Milan and thank the president Massimo Moratti for the seven wonderful years we have had together.
From Queens Park Rangers' perspective, he's an upgrade over Robert Green.
Lúcio won't be welcomed back at Inter after joining Juventus and saying: "The fans now tell me I am at a real club, that I need to forget Inter." The comment implies that Inter, a club that Lúcio won the UEFA Champions League with, isn't a real club.
His last season for Inter wasn't that bad because he made tackles left, right and centre. It was just devoid of leadership, hence why the defence looked so discombobulated. You won't be seeing him in a Juve shirt anytime soon because he snapped his ankle ligaments.
Muntari became an oddball under Mourinho's regime, as the Ghanaian was the antithesis of a prototypical Mourinho player. Muntari frequently turns over possession, he has low football IQ and he makes bone-headed decisions.
Adriano "Bosman" Galliani signed Muntari on a Bosman and the Ghanaian ended up injuring himself on holiday—typical Muntari.
There were already warning signs with Forlán, as he wasn't the same during his last season for Atlético Madrid. It was sad to watch him graft so hard for goals at Inter—it was as if he was playing for Manchester United again. Cancelling his contract to let him leave for Internacional had to be done to save face.
No permanent deal reached for loanees Mauro Zárate, Angelo Palombo and Andrea Poli
Zárate was shooting blind like Antonio Floro Flores. Palombo was just a squad player—casual Inter supporters wouldn't have even noticed him.
Poli is an interesting case because when he came onto the scene as a Sampdoria prodigy, many expected big things from him. He's a good player, but there's nothing exceptional about him. Maybe he'll start to live up to his potential late in his career like Francesco Lodi.