American investment fund Oaktree Capital have not ruled out taking a more prominent role in or even taking control altogether of the running of Inter in the future should the opportunity arise.
This according to Italian journalist Marco Barzaghi, who spoke about the situation with the fund on his YouTube channel, as reported by FCInter1908.
Oaktree made a massive €275 million loan to Inter last summer in order to ease the liquidity issues at the club, and make operations feasible amid financial problems with parent company Suning and revenue drop-offs caused by the pandemic.
The loan comes due at the end of June 2024, at which point the club will have to pay back the initial amount plus interest.
Should the club be unable to come up with the cash to repay the full amount and interest, then the US fund could take control of the Nerazzurri similar to how Elliott Management did with AC Milan.
“The club must now do everything to get out of a difficult situation,” Barzaghi detailed. “Unity is needed in the intentions of everyone involved.”
“In the future we’ll see what happens, as the Oaktree executives said that anything can happen,” he went on. “We could see a significant partnership on the way, as has happened with Atalanta.”