People in the upper echelons of Inter’s owners Suning are annoyed by Inter’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stage according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport.
After having invested in excess of €230 million in the past two seasons and handing Antonio Conte a contract worth €12 million a year, the Zhang family expected something more, especially considering the year before Conte came in Luciano Spalletti finished third behind Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, the latter of whom made it to the final that year.
The report from the Turin based news outlet goes on to add that this elimination will have repercussions on the upcoming January transfer window with it difficult to imagine Suning dipping into their pockets.
There is great disappointment and the club’s accounts remain deep in the red due to COVID, just like the accounts of pretty much every other club. Going through in the Champions League would have been a great help as they would have got almost €15 million.
The report from Tuttosport also adds that sales of Matias Vecino, Radja Nainggolan and above all Christian Eriksen could free up some funds for Inter’s management team.
Conte would like a new midfielder and one will arrive provided two of the three above depart the club but it will not be N’Golo Kante. A vice-Lukaku is also sought but the elimination may mean Inter stick with the four strikers they curently have.