Re: The Silly Season - World Soccer Transfer Time
Originally Posted by M2
That move strikes me as a bit of a wash.
Lead strikers often do well in Italy because the offense, such as it is over there, is designed to go through them. Ibra's going to have Messi, Henry, Krkic, Iniesta and Alves all strafing the net when he goes to Barca. He'll score, but Eto'o is one of the top scorers in the history of La Liga. I'm not 100% sure Inter isn't getting the better player here.
Inter also got 50 million Euro in the deal. I'll give them the edge because of that.
Point taken that Ibra will have to share the ball a bit more. He was really the lone striker at Inter last year.
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