Inter Milan have signed a commercial partnership with Qatar Airways, who could become the club’s main shirt sponsor in the future.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Over the past couple of days, reports have suggested that Inter and Qatar Airways have been in advanced negotiations on a new commercial deal.
At the moment, the main aspect of the partnership sees Qatar Airways become the Nerazzurri’s official air carrier.
However, as the Gazzetta notes, there are also potential future opportunities as well.
The most significant would be the airline potentially becoming Inter’s new main shirt sponsor in the future.
At the moment, US-based streaming service Paramount+ are the Nerazzurri’s main shirt sponsor. However, that deal only runs until the end of next June.
Therefore, if Inter and Paramount+ don’t agree terms on a new deal, the Nerazzurri could be going in search of a new main shirt sponsor as early as next summer.
And with Qatar Airways having their “foot in the door” they could well be logical candidates.
According to the Gazzetta, Inter and Qatar Airways have already put pen to paper on their new commercial partnership.
Inter Milan Add Qatar Airways To Growing List Of Commercial Partners
The last couple of years have seen significant activity in the commercial sphere for Inter.
The Nerazzurri have extended their longstanding partnership with kit manufacturer Nike until the end of June 2032.
And there have been several shirt sponsors.
The front of Inter’s matchday shirt has been in a degree of flux since the end of their partnership with tire manufacturer Pirelli at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The Nerazzurri have had different shirt sponsors in each of the past three seasons.
In the 2021-22 season, Inter’s matchday shirt brandished the logo of “fan token” company Socios.com.
Then in the 2022-23 season, DigitalBits replaced Socios. That partnership was nothing short of a disaster for the Nerazzurri however.
Economic turmoil within the cryptocurrency meant that they were unable to pay any of the money they owed Inter on the partnership. The same was true of their deal with the Nerazzurri’s Serie A rivals with Roma.
Paramount+ replaced DigitalBits for the last couple matches of last season. This included the Champions League final against Manchester City.
And the streaming service remained on the front of Inter’s shirt for this season.
Meanwhile, Inter have also added sleeve sponsor eBay and back-of-shirt sponsor U-Power.