Inter have already earned nearly €70 million for their participation in the Champions League, and could bring that figure to as much as €10o million over the coming weeks depending on how they fare in the competition.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who detail the possible earnings in store for the Nerazzurri should they progress to the semifinals from their quarterfinal tie against Benfica.
The amount that Inter are guaranteed to have earned based on reaching the quarterfinals of Europe’s top club competition comes to €68 million.
All of the Nerazzurri and Serie A rivals AC Milan and Napoli have reached the last eight.
The Rossoneri’s prize money for getting out of the group stage and past the round of sixteen in the competition comes to €71 million, whilst the Partenopei, who topped their group and have a higher UEFA coefficient, have brought in €78 million.
The financial windfall afforded by getting this far has already been a massive boost for Inter, but they can dream of even more cash coming in if they are to keep going in the Champions League.
If the Nerazzurri are to win their two-legged tie against Benfica and get to the semifinals of the competition, it would be worth €12 million in additional prize money.
Then, if Inter are to get past either Milan or Napoli in the next round to reach the final of the Champions League, participation in the final would be worth around €14.5 million on its own.
Should the Nerazzurri go all the way and win the final of the competition, they would pocket an additional €4.5 million.
Then, there is also the additional stadium revenues that would come from playing a semifinal match at the San Siro to think about.
Naturally, financial success is hardly the first thing on anyone’s mind when the prospect of playing in the Champions League final arises, but for Inter it could make a big difference.