Italian Media Detail Inter’s Plan To Avoid Selling Big Name Players Like Lautaro Martinez

Italian Media Detail Inter’s Plan To Avoid Selling Big Name Players Like Lautaro Martinez
May 14, 2022 14:40
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Inter are aiming to end the summer transfer window without selling a big name player such as Lautaro Martinez and have a plan to do so.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Nerazzurri’s plan includes the sales of Stefan de Vrij and Andrea Pinamonti as well as sponsorship fees and prize money.

The financial directives for the summer to bring in a net profit of €60 million could tempt Inter into the sale of a major squad member, with Nicolo Barella, Alessandro Bastoni, and Milan Skriniar all worth €50-60 million and Martinez worth upwards of €70 million.

However, the club believe that this amount could be reached even without the sale of one of these players, starting with the valuations of de Vrij and Pinamonti.

De Vrij’s current deal expires at the end of June 2023, but the club could extend with him by one year so that he is worth at least €20 million, whilst Pinamonti’s form on loan with Empoli means that his valuation has risen to €25 million.

Added to these, the club earned over €10 million from their successful Coppa Italia campaign between prize money and add-ons from sponsors, and are guaranteed €3 million for participation in next season’s Supercoppa Italiana.

On top of this, the Nerazzurri can expect €9-11 million in revenues from season ticket holders, whilst the naming rights to the club’s training centre and the sponsorship of the training kit are another source of revenue.

Suning could renew their partnership with the training centre and training kits to contribute yet more to the summer financial targets.

Meeting the targets imposed by the owners for the summer would be difficult without a major sale, but the directors believe that between different smaller sources of revenue it could still be possible.

By Toni Weeler