Inter Milan have spent less in terms of net transfer spending since 2019 than Serie A title rivals Juventus, Napoli, and AC Milan.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, note how big sales are key to the Nerazzurri’s balance in the transfer market looking much different than rivals’.
Inter are currently leading the way in the Serie A table.
Just behind the Nerazzurri are Juventus. The Bianconeri would even have the chance to make up the two-point gap and go top of the table if they win the Derby d’Italia on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a few points are AC Milan and Napoli.
The Rossoneri and the Partenopei are the two teams to have won the most recent Serie A titles.
It is not much of a surprise to see these four top of the pile.
The four teams currently in the top four of the Serie A table are among the biggest spenders in Serie A. This naturally equates to having strong squads.
But as Tuttosport notes, Inter have not spent as much on balance as the three teams chasing them.
Big Sales Key To Low Inter Net Spend In Transfer Market
Tuttosport that, since 2019, Inter’s net expenditure in the transfer market is just €6 million.
That entails virtually breaking even, give or take.
It’s not too much of a surprise to see this. Inter’s financial woes are no big secret, and have required the club to bring in revenues from the transfer market to cover debt and operating costs.
Current Italian champions Napoli, on the other hand, have spent €106.4 million more than they’ve taken in since 2019.
For Juventus, currently second in the table, that amount is €168.4 million.
And AC Milan have spent €214.1 million more than they have earned since 2019.
As Tuttosport notes, that is not necessarily because Inter haven’t spent a significant amount of money on signings during the period.
As with the three teams behind them, they have.
Rather, it is Inter’s big sales that have marked them out.
The three most significant are those of Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi, and Andre Onana.
Whilst Juventus, Milan, and Napoli have also made sales of their own, none have been blockbuster deals like that trio which has financed a lot of Inter’s signings during the period.