Inter Milan will not be forced into making a major sale this summer after qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the revenue brought in by the Nerazzurri from both this and last season’s Champions League participation means that the club won’t have to make a profit in the transfer market.
The past couple of summer transfer windows have been the source of no small amount of stress for Inter fans.
In 2021, the Nerazzurri sold both of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku in big money deals to Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea respectively. This was in order to cover losses and debts incurred during the pandemic.
Then, last time around, Inter had been negotiating a possible sale of defender Milan Srkiniar to PSG. In the end the Slovakian stayed for this season after the Nerazzurri turned down the Parisians’ offers.
However, Skriniar is set to join PSG on a free transfer anyway.
Inter Milan Won’t Have To Make Big Sale This Summer
The worry among many Inter fans is that this summer could be another one like that last two.
The Nerazzurri still have significant financial targets that they must meet, due to the debt at the club. Making a big sale always seemed like the obvious way of bringing in revenues to meet them.
However, the club have managed to bring in significant surplus revenues from the Champions League this season. The Nerazzurri’s progression to the final of the Champions League has seen their earnings climb to €100 million.
All of that would have meant little had Inter missed out on qualifying for the Champions League next time around.
However, the Nerazzurri have done so. They clinched a top four spot by beating Atalanta over the weekend.
Accordingly, Inter’s earnings from this season’s Champions League and then next season’s group stage will total no less than €150 million.
Tuttosport that this will be enough to cover the club’s financial goals without a big name player departing.