spot onIt wasn't tied with Boksic. Del Piero outscored Vieri across competitions. 15 goals to 14 goals. Boksic? He had like 3 goals in Serie A that year.
We have never just sold players because they asked to leave or because of big offers.
Every single example of a sale of a big player, has clear implications of the club moving on from players.
Inzaghi... we had bought Trez the year before and decided to move forward with him.
Vieri... we had for one year, just like every single club he played for before Inter. We didn't see him as integral to the team and replaced him with Inzaghi.
Baggio... Our management disliked him, we had an upcoming superstar no 10 in Del Piero, and the club decided to go in that direction which was clearly the right decision.
Zidane was coming off his worst couple seasons at Juventus. Including a really disappointing last season. He wanted to move, and the club had no desire to keep him as we needed to rebuild as well. He was also 29.
Vidal was coming off his worst season, with huge disciplinary problems, and alcohol problems.
None of these were just an under-25 player demanding to be sold, or the club accepting big offers for our under-25 superstars.
We've never done that. Ever.
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