Former President of the Italian FA Carlo Tavecchio believes that Inter and other big Italian clubs are in a difficult situation where they must spend money to keep up at the top but also face tight budgetary restrictions.
Speaking to Italian news outlet Soccermagazine.it, Tavecchio gave the view that the Nerazzurri’s situation is precarious even just in terms of maintaining a baseline of operations.
Inter’s financial constraints are well-known, with the club having been hit hard by the pandemic and the debt and liquidity crises experienced by owners Suning.
These circumstances make spending difficult for the Nerazzurri, but they risk falling off in footballing and business terms if they do not spend at least enough to keep themselves at the level they’re already at.
This leads to a situation where the club must invest the money that they have, but only up to a certain point and without going over budget.
“To achieve their big objectives, Inter and Juventus must invest and procure players of the same quality as those in the Premier League, the French and German leagues,” he said.
He went on that “I believe that in the future our football will no longer be able to afford to have budgets with losses of €250 million a year.”
“This is because there will be no cash incoming from the shareholders,” he elaborated, “as the economy gets to be very desperate.”