With Joao Mario’s imminent departure to Sporting CP, no players signed in Suning’s first transfer window as Inter owners will be at the club according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport.
In their first transfer window as owners of the club back in the Summer of 2016, the Chinese e-commerce giants splashed the cash with them spending over €100 million.
Joao Mario is set to return to Sporting CP on a season long loan with his return to his former employers expected to be confirmed shortly.
Antonio Candreva, Cristian Ansaldi, Gianluca Caprari and Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa were the other players signed in Suning’s first transfer window and Inter have only managed to re-coup €36.5 million of the money they initially splashed out to sign all of the above players.
Candreva, who was signed from Lazio for €21 million, just left Inter for Sampdoria in a loan with obligation to buy deal with the obligation set at €2.5 million. Ansaldi was signed for €10 million but sold to Torino in the Summer of 2017 for just €4 million.
Caprari joined Inter in a €5 million deal and was then moved on to Sampdoria as part of the deal that Inter brought Milan Skriniar to the club and they made a profit on Caprari as he was valued at €12 million as part of the deal.
Gabigol was meanwhile signed for €29.5 million but was sold for just €18 million to Flamengo earlier on this year.