Inter offload underachieving Pazzini in exchange for Cassano
When Giampaolo Pazzini signed for Inter in January 2011 he was in the middle of a storming season that saw him scoring a fantastic 12 goals in 25 appearences while partnering Antonio Cassano at Sampdoria. After joining the Nerazzurri his form continued and by scoring an additional 11 goals in 20 appearances he was one of the best players in Leonardo’s Inter squad that managed to salvage second place from what started as a bad season under Rafa Benitez. What more could you want from a striker? Many even tipped him to become one of the top goalscorers in Serie A in the following season.