Runjaic reportedly aims for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with two key targets, one of whom impressed at the Euros. Inler tipped for a return as Udinese open training.

Udinese’s transfer market movements are shaping up to be particularly intriguing this season.

The club is in a state of transition, much like many teams around Europe. However, there is a unique element to their situation: a manager who is relatively unknown on the larger stage.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Kosta Runjaic is eager to revive the 4-2-3-1 formation, a tactical setup that has fallen out of favour in recent years. Runjaic aims to do this by securing some significant transfers.

An unnamed source close to the club stated, “Runjaic believes the 4-2-3-1 formation is key to getting the most out of our current squad and potential new signings.”

The emphasis on this formation comes as a bit of a surprise, given the flexible tactical approaches favoured by many modern managers. However, Runjaic appears confident in its efficacy.

“Bringing in the right players to fit each role is crucial,” continued the source. “We are targeting very important moves in this transfer window to achieve our goals.”

Whether or not Udinese can pull off these substantial transfers remains to be seen, but the ambition is undeniable.

As the team’s pre-season progresses, it will be fascinating to see how Runjaic’s plans materialise on the pitch.

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