Inter CEO Alessandro Antonelli described clearly the strategy of the club this summer. The Nerazzurri are looking to earn €80M in the current window and cut 15/20% of the costs of the roster. Between wages and amortizations, the target is to save around €300M.
He explained to Radiocor: “We will take stock at the end of the summer. Our priority is to find a new team for our out-of-favor players and former loanees. Only then we will evaluate whether it will be the case to propose the squad to renounce to some monthly salaries.”
Inter wish the sale of Achraf Hakimi and the departure of the fringe contributors will be enough to meet their goals. “The 2020/2021 balance sheets will be in the red. We missed the €70/80M income from ticket sales. We hope stadiums will be reopened for the next campaign; otherwise, it would be a big blow.”
The director responded to the Interspac initiative, which saw some famous fans raise money to inject liquidity into the club in exchange for shares: “We welcome it positively as we do with every idea coming from our supporters. However, it is too early to go into the details of the project. When we get a clear business plan, we will see whether it could be functional for the ownership. Suning has always supported Inter adequately and will continue to do it in the long term. Moreover, we already have a minority stakeholder in LionRock. Therefore, it is not easy for it to come to fruition in the current scenario.”