“Both Inter and Roma are under scrutiny by UEFA, in view of Financial Fair Play. It is believed that both the Nerazzurri and Giallorossi will receive a warning from the association’s headquarters in Nyon shortly, as part of a ‘request for clarification’ on their respective situations since they are outside the parameters set by the initiative introduced by the European game’s governing body.” This was revealed by Tuttosport this morning, echoing what the Times wrote yesterday, explaining that the situation is thought to be more serious for Inter, which closed the year on June 30th, with a deficit of about 85 million (it will be ratified by the shareholders at the end of October).
EVERYTHING AS EXPECTED – There is nothing surprising in this move by UEFA that will materialize in November, because, as regulation controls, you have to participate in a European competition before being ‘established’. Inter await the convening of the first meeting in Nyon, but diplomats have long been at work to be able to minimize the penalties incoming and avoid limitations in compiling the UEFA-list (reduced from 25 players to 21).
THE NUMBERS – For the first monitoring period, the aggregate loss of the club’s Erick Thohir was approximately €67 million, well above the €45m limit allowed. The trend at the level of the budget deficit, has not changed and it’s up to the leaders of the Inter to explain what has been done in order to reduce costs (primarily regarding wages, decreased from 170 million to 69). Inter also take as “mitigating” evidence that all things were made in accordance with the directives of the Financial Fair Play from 2012.