Inter feel confident that there are no capital gains irregularities in any of the transfers between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons that will be uncovered by the investigation that has been opened up.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who detail why the club feel that all of the deals during the period can stand up to the scrutiny of the investigation.
As reported yesterday, an investigation has been opened up into the Nerazzurri’s transfers in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 season based on information from the Fiamme Gialle sporting body.
The investigation is meant to uncover whether the Nerazzurri deliberately over-inflated the value of any players in transfer dealings during the period for the purposes of increasing revenues and balancing their accounts.
Among the transfers under investigation are the moves of Andrea Pinamonti, Andre Radu, and Zinho Vanheusden between Inter and Genoa.
In the case of Pinamonti, the Nerazzurri recorded a capital gain of €19 million as part of the process of selling the striker to the Griffone and then buying him back.
The club feel confident that this valuation can be legitimated by the realistic market value of the 22-year-old striker based on his form at Empoli this season.
The same is true of the deal which saw academy players Marco Carraro and Davide Bettella head to Atalanta with their contracts valued at €12 million, as part of the deal which saw Alessandro Bastoni arrive at Inter.
Once again the club are confident that, while determining a player’s market value is very tricky and subjective, the valuations placed on these players as part of the transfers can be more than borne out by analysis.
The transfer of Nicolo Zaniolo to Roma is another transfer which falls under the scope of the investigation, and given the player’s current form and likely market value the club will feel that the €4 million fee received for him hardly over-inflates his value.
During the period under investigation, Inter budgeted capital gains of around €90 million, vital to be able to show UEFA as part of an agreement in 2019 which allowed the club to continue playing in European competitions.