Inter Milan will begin a commercial partnership with Qatar Airways on Sunday – and are negotiating a main shirt sponsorship deal for the 2024-25 season.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Inter play their last match before the international break on Sunday evening.
The Nerazzurri host newly-promoted Frosinone at the San Siro in Serie A.
And according to the Gazzetta, that match will also be an opportunity for Inter to unveil their latest commercial partnership.
The newspaper note that Inter have already put pen to paper on an agreement with Qatar Airways.
For now, the Middle Eastern airline will be Inter’s official air carrier for this season. The deal is worth around €1.5 million for the club.
Naturally this represents a financial boost for the Nerazzurri.
In the last couple years, Inter have aggressively sought out commercial partners to bolster their off-the-pitch revenues.
But as the Gazzetta highlight, Inter’s partnership with Qatar Airways could become worth a lot more to the club.
Inter Milan Negotiating Main Shirt Sponsorship Deal With Qatar Airways
Inter are still working on sorting out the future of the front of their matchday shirts.
At the moment, the logo of US-based streaming service Paramount+ adorns the front of the Nerazzurri’s shirt.
Paramount+ had been Inter’s main shirt sponsor for the final two matches of last season.
The club agreed that short-term deal – which included the Champions League final – after playing several matches without a main shirt sponsor.
That came in the wake of the collapse of Inter’s partnership with cryptocurrency company DigitalBits.
And this season, Inter have continued their partnership with Paramount+.
But that deal only runs until the end of the season.
And as the Gazzetta notes, it is only worth around €10 million per season to Inter.
By all accounts the Nerazzurri are looking for a new sponsor who they can earn more from.
And that could be Qatar Airways. According to the Gazzetta, the negotiations with the airline are ongoing.
Inter are aiming for no less than €20 million from a prospective deal – more than twice what they’ve brought in from Paramount+ this season.