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Antonio Conte’s Premier League addiction


The Italian manager spent two years at the helm of Chelsea and is using his experience in the Premier League to reshape his Inter Milan squad.

There is one thing no one will deny about Antonio Conte, he is a ferocious competitor. The Italian tactician wants to win at all costs, and it is this reason Inter Milan prized him away from AS Roma.

It was a superb move and it is paying dividends. The Nerazzurri are second in Serie A and can break Juventus’ hegemony in Italian topflight.

There is no denying that this change in Inter’s fortunes is based on Conte’s influence. The tactician has changed the dynamics of the club and it is showing.

And how Conte has changed this is easy to understand. The former Italy manager improved and evolved during his stay at the Stamford Bridge. Now, he is using that experience to Inter’s benefit.

Summer Raid at Manchester United

That influence is evident in the Nerazzurri’s transfer dealings. Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku were secured from Manchester United over the summer.

While Sanchez impressed before being injured, there is no denying Lukaku has been the best trade in Serie A this season. The Belgian has hit the back of the net 18 times in 27 appearances, already overtaking his tally for the Red Devils in the previous campaign.

Premier League it is again

The January transfer window has seen Conte repeat his earlier success. Manchester United has been raided again with Ashley Young. Victor Moses also joins him at San Siro, cutting short his Basiktas loan spell.

But this is not the end of Conte raiding the Premier League. Olivier Giroud has been linked to join him in Milan before the end of January transfer window.

Moreover, Christian Eriksen’s move to Italy is close as well. Giuseppe Marotta has shared the deal is close to finalizing and it will be a coup for Inter Milan. One of the best midfielders if not the best of Premier League will be plying his trade at San Siro.

Inter Milan’s transfers have shown a pattern and it leads to Antonio Conte’s affection for the Premier League.