Saturday, 20 September 2008

Inter want Maradona to consult

Inter President Massimo Moratti has expressed his eagerness to hire former Argentina legend Diego Armando Maradona as a consultant at the club.

The two are reported to have discussed the move over dinner at Moratti's home, where Maradona said he would be interested in working for the Serie A champions as a transfer consultant in South America or further a field.

"I think we'll link up with him," Moratti told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday.

"He still has great appeal and it seems to me that he is out of the tunnel," he added.

The 47 year old Argentinean, who led his country to the World Cup in 1986, is widely regarded as the greatest footballer in the history of the game.

The former Napoli legend has suffered a string of health problems related to obesity and his addiction to drugs and alcohol since his retirement from professional football in 1997.

The possible link-up could see even more South Americans arrive into the Nerazzurri squad and the Italian media are already linking two of Argentina's current stars.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Maradona will try to convince Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero, his son-in-law after he married his daughter Giannina, to make the move to Italy.

Also linked is the Benfica midfielder Angel Di Maria, who was pivotal in his country's Gold success at the Beijing Olympic Games this summer.

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