Inter would face a potential financial catastrophe if they are to miss out on qualifying for the Champions League next season.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews, who detail how the Nerazzurri can hardly afford to miss out on the revenues that participating in Europe’s top competition would bring.

Inter anticipate revenues of around €70 million from UEFA for participating in the Champions League each season, and these are vital for the club on a financial level.

As La Repubblica notes, the Nerazzurri have to bring in around €500 million over the next five years in order to avoid serious financial collapse.

This comes down to the need to pay off the significant debt burden, which has already been refinanced at around €800 million.

Meanwhile, the current bond of €415 million has not been helped by the situation with shirt sponsors DigitalBits’ complete nonpayment of contractually owed amounts.

The Champions league represents a vital source of revenue for the Nerazzurri, and if they miss out it could be a financial calamity from which they cannot recover.