Inter are now in no immediate need to sell players for cash because of their recent progression into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Nerazzurri went past Benfica to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League but the last two seasons have been filled to the brim with talk about them having to sell their key players to balance their books. But La Gazzetta dello Sport state that because of their progress into the semi-finals, they don’t need to sell players by the 30th of June.
The club had taken a loan of €275 million from Oaktree and that has to be repaid by 2024 and the funds from the Champions League can play a key role in paying back that debt. Without their progression at the highest stage of European competition, Inter would have had to sell key players and no player would have been ‘safe’ from a potential sale.
Inter’s current wage bill stands at €132 million and if not for the Champions League revenue, that would have had to be drastically reduced as well. It would have meant that the renewals of Stefan de Vrij and Edin Dzeko would have been in trouble.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN