Inter’s owners the Suning group have confirmed that talks are ongoing with Chinese company Hisense regarding a possible sponsorship in a post on Twitter earlier today.
The report details how Suning chairman Zhang Jindong, father of Inter president Steven Zhang, met with Hisense’s president Mr. Zhou Houjian last week to discuss a possible partnership and sponsorship agreement.
Inter are working to find a new main shirt sponsor, unhappy with the low amount of revenue brought in by Italian tire company Pirelli, who have sponsored the Nerazzurri since the 1990’s.
The Milanese club understand that more important sponsorships are needed if they are to close the gap with Juventus and other top clubs around Europe, and so are carefully picking a new partner.
Last week’s meeting was focused on a three-year agreement between the parties, with Hisense now the front runners to take over Pirelli as the main shirt sponsor.
Suning confirmed the meeting, saying: “Last week, Suning’s Chairman Zhang Jindong hosted the Chairman of Hisense Global , Mr. Zhou Houjian in our Nanjing HQ Campus. The two continued the discussion of the mutual Three Year Strategy put in place in August, including potential collaborations and partnerships.”
The two continued the discussion of the mutual Three Year Strategy put in place in August, including potential colabs and partnerships. pic.twitter.com/D3sBCOxfq7
— Suning (@SuningHoldings) October 10, 2020