Inter are hoping their new stadium project can help attract new investors to the club, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri’s plans to rebuild San Siro would make them a more appealing proposition for private groups looking to buy into the club.
Any group hoping to invest at Inter would prefer to have control of an infrastructure project like San Siro than to only run the club, because the stadium would involve fewer labour costs and guarantee more stable revenue (than Inter’s team).
In any case, Inter president Steven Zhang seems to be on the verge of securing a €250 million loan deal from Bain Capital, which will be sent to Great Horizon, the holdings company through which Suning control Inter.
Zhang could follow in the footsteps of Barcelona and aim to combine Inter’s stadium and financial concerns into one deal, the Rome-based paper added.
Barcelona previously obtained an €800 million financing deal from Goldman Sachs, which was officially to restructure the Camp Nou but was more likely designed to sort out the club’s accounts.