5 Most Expensive Italian Players Purchased by Inter Milan, From Cannavaro to Vieri


Inter Milan is one of the top teams in Italy. The club nicknamed the Nerazzurri has a collection of 19 Serie A titles and three Champions League trophies.

As a big club, Inter have many quality players in their squad. They continue to bring in quality players in order to compete with their rivals.

Over the years, Inter is known as a club that likes to recruit foreign players. For example, Hakan Calhanoglu, Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa were brought in this season.

However, La Beneamata is also quite often buying Italian national players. These local players also have a price that is not less expensive.

The following is a list of the most expensive Italian players who brought Inter.

Fabio Cannavaro
Fabio Cannavaro joined Inter Milan in 2002. At that time, the former captain of the Italian national team was bought from Parma for 23 million euros.

Cannavaro spent two seasons at the Giuseppe Meazza. He made 74 appearances for the Nerazzurri with three goals and one assist.

Cannavaro was sold to Juventus in 2006. The former Real Madrid player moved to Turin in exchange for Bianconeri reserve goalkeeper Fabian Carini.

Francesco Toldo
Francesco Toldo was Inter Milan’s goalkeeper for nine seasons. He joined the Nerazzurri in 2001 after signing from Fiorentina for 26.5 million euros.

During his time at Inter, Toldo made 233 appearances in all competitions with 95 clean sheets. However, he had to lose his place in goal after the arrival of Julio Cesar.

The Italian goalkeeper won many titles with La Beneamata. He managed to win Serie A, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and Champions League.

Alessandro Bastoni
Alessandro Bastoni is a genuine product of the Atalanta academy. Bastoni was then signed by Inter Milan in 2017 for a fee that reached 31.1 million euros.

Bastoni spent time on loan at Atalanta and Parma. However, he later became a mainstay in the Nerazzurri back line during Antonio Conte’s reign.

The 22-year-old midfielder helped Inter win the Serie A title last season. He has made 80 appearances for the club.

Nicolo Barella
Nicolo Barella joined Inter Milan from Cagliari in the summer of 2018. The Nerazzurri at that time spent up to 40 million euros to redeem the player.

Barella is now one of the mainstays to fill Inter’s midfield. So far, the 24-year-old midfielder has always impressed and is often touted as a potential future Nerazzurri captain.

In all, Barella has made 94 appearances in all competitions for Inter. He managed to contribute eight goals and 26 assists from these appearances.

Inter broke the transfer record when they brought in Christian Vieri. The former Atletico Madrid player joined Inter from Lazio in 1999.

Vieri was redeemed by Inter for a price that reached 46.5 million euros. The Nerazzurri were not in vain to redeem Vieri at a fairly expensive price.

During his six seasons with Inter, Vieri made 190 appearances. The former Italian national team bomber contributed 123 goals and nine assists in all competitions.