Following the report from UEFA concerning Inter’s adherence to the settlement agreement regarding Financial Fair Play where UEFA confirmed that Inter had partially managed to reach the targets set out, Inter have released a statement on their official homepage in response to the UEFA report.
UEFA’s statement read that: “The CFCB Investigatory Chamber further concluded that Fenerbahçe SK, FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ have partially fulfilled the targets set for season 2017/18. As a consequence, the foreseen conditional sporting measures, such as the transfer restrictions and the limitation on the number of players in the List A, will not be lifted and will continue to apply in the season 2018/19. Additional financial contributions, if applicable, will be withheld as specified in each respective agreement. The settlement regime will continue to apply for season 2018/19 for both FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ; and up to and including season 2019/20 for Fenerbahçe SK; as originally foreseen.”
Inter’s statement confirms UEFA’s statement that the club broke even for the 2016/2017 season and that the settlement agreement remains in force until June 2019 which means that Inter are restricted to 22 players in List A for the Champions League.
Furthermore, Inter confirm that “there is also a necessity to maintain a balance between the value of players signed and players sold.”
For a break down of what this means in practice click here.