Former Nerazzurri CEO Ernesto Paolillo feels that a takeover by Bahrain-based fund InvestCorp would be positive for Inter Milan.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, via FCInterNews, the former executive gave the view that current Inter owners Suning have needed to sell the club for some time.
Rumours about a possible change in owner have been persistent in recent years.
And in the past couple of days, another round of reports have come out.
These have centred around the possibility of an offer that would actually be large enough to meet Suning’s valuation.
Specifically, Bahrain-based fund InvestCorp have been at the centre of these rumours.
This is not the first time that there have been linked between the fund and a possible purchase of Inter.
But recent reports suggest that InvestCorp have indicated that they are willing to make an offer as high as €1.3 billion to purchase Inter.
This would be in excess of the €1 billion that Suning are widely reported to have set as something of a minimum threshold at which point they would listen to a bid.
Moreover, there are also reports that InvestCorp are now in the stage of due diligence on the move.
Paolillo: Good If InvestCorp Do Buy Inter Milan
For his part, former Inter CEO Paolillo is happy to hear these rumours and reports.
“It would be a good thing,” he said in response to suggestions of InvestCorp buying Inter.
“They’re undoubtedly the kind of owner who would be ‘liquid,'” he continued, referring to InvestCorp’s ability to invest cash and operating liquidity to cover costs and spend.
“They’re capable of making investments in a club who have a strong base, but need new blood.”
And Paolillo has no doubt that Suning should sell Inter.
“Considering the debt, it’s been time for them to sell for a while,” he argued.