With Inter sitting 11 points clear at the top of Serie A with just nine games remaining, owners Suning appear set to become the first foreign owners to win the Italian top flight title.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, a first Scudetto for Inter since 2010 would hold significance for a wide range of reasons, including the ownership of the club.
No other foreign majority stakeholders in an Italian club have lifted the Serie A title before, with the domestic league exclusively won by local ownership.
The newspaper also highlights the failures of Chinese investment across Europe in comparison to Suning, with Sochaux and Nice in France, as well as Spain’s Granada, joining AC Milan in enduring disappointment.
Meanwhile, English trio Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion have all faced failure under Chinese ownership, with only Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoying any form of progress.
Other foreign investment in Serie A has also come under scrutiny, with American ownership at Roma, Bologna, Fiorentina, Spezia and Parma thus far not bringing any notable success.