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Marotta says his transfer masterpiece was Pogba

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The former Juventus director believes Antonio Conte is “Inter’s real top player” and he’s proud to have signed Pogba in the past.

Paul Pogba left Manchester United in 2012 to join Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A.

He played there for the next four years before returning to the Red Devils.

And for former Bianconeri director Beppe Marotta, Pogba was his transfer masterpiece.

“A great Inter is taking shape. People always say the squad is a reflection of the club, and there is now solid ownership behind Inter with long-term vision. The team will follow that pattern,” Marotta told Football Italia.

“Along with all that, Antonio Conte is Inter’s real top player.”

He explained about his masterpiece: “I think my best deal was Pogba at Juve. We picked him up from Manchester United for free and then sold him back to United for €115m.”

“The worst was when I was with Atalanta, as in 2001 we sold Cristian Zenoni and Massimo Donati to Milan for 45 million lire plus Gianni Comandini, who was valued at 15m lire. I expected so much from Comandini, but he didn’t deliver,” he added.

“The rules to a good transfer deal is to be transparent and at the same time smart. You mustn’t take anyone for a ride, or pretend there’s quality where there really isn’t.”

“You are allowed some little white lies or omissions if they are for the greater good,” he said.

“A handshake is no longer enough to guarantee a deal because in the old days you could trust that the unreliable figures had been isolated and rooted out quickly.”

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