Barcelona-Inter Swap Deal: Best Deal In The History Of Inter?

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Barcelona-Inter Swap Deal: Best Deal In The History Of Inter?
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Inter have always been a "crazy" club in the transfer market, signing more players than all other Italian clubs and yet failing to match Juventus and Milan.

Inter's infamous transfer activities once saw them trade Fabio Cannavaro for the Uruguayan benchwarming keeper Hector Carini and used to spend hundreds of millions to no avail.

Yet this summer, Inter have been careful in picking their targets and their prices. They have already signed Thiago Motta and Diego Milito from Genoa and seem destined to sign Lucio from Bayern Munich.

However, their swap-plus-cash-deal with Barcelona has been the most entertaining and probably one of the best deals in the history of the Milan-based club.

Barcelona and Inter have reportedly agreed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic moves to Barcelona with Samuel Eto'o moving to Inter.

Also, Alexander Hleb is set to move to Inter on loan and the Italian champions will take something in the region of 30 million Euros.

With Eto'o, Inter will have added a powerful striker able to net 20-plus goals a season and Hleb can provide them with the much-needed creativity in the center of midfield.

Initially Inter wanted to sign Deco and Ricardo Carvalho from Chelsea, but with new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti set to keep the pair, or at least Carvalho, seeing him as an integral part of his squad, Inter have moved on to a very good plan "B."

Lucio is an excellent acquisition and with Eto'o, Hleb and extra cash, Inter can either sign an addition player or use the cash to balance their books after spending money to sign the Genoa pair.



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