Inter Milan have met their financial target of €150 million for the season after securing qualification for next season’s Champions League.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInter1908, who report that the Nerazzurri have brought in the revenues needed to offset losses in the balance sheet, with major ramifications for the summer transfer window.
Inter’s run to the Champions League final this season has been a major boost to the club on a financial level.
The Nerazzurri had only taken for granted the revenues earned from participation in the group stage.
However, in reaching not just the knockout rounds, but going all the way to the final of Europe’s top competition, Inter have found themselves with a major unexpected financial windfall.
The Nerazzurri have brought in over €100 million from Champions League participation so far. This could rise even higher if they could make their dream a reality by beating Manchester City next month.
Inter Milan Earn €150M Revenue From UCL
All of this would have meant little, however, had Inter missed out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.
That had looked a real risk just a few weeks ago. Until regaining their form and foothold in the league table, Inter had been outside of the top four last month.
However, disaster has been averted in that sense.
Inter know that they’ll be playing Champions League football next season. This was made certain after the Nerazzurri beat Atalanta 3-2 over the weekend.
Accordingly, Inter can be certain of adding the minimum of €50 million in revenues from the group stage of next season’s Champions League on to the €100 million taken in from this season’s edition of the competition.
The impact of these earnings is not small.
Inter’s financial problems are well-known. This has meant that, season on season, the Nerazzurri have had to cover financial losses in their balance sheet.
However, they will not have to do so via the transfer market this time around. Inter have made up the losses through Champions League earning.