US rap megastar Kanye West will be among the sold-out San Siro crowd for this evening’s match between Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper adds that the total gate receipt for the Champions League clash will be around €9 million.

In recent days, an unexpected link has emerged between US rapper West and Inter.

The 46-year-old recently released the album “Vultures 1” in collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign.

That album contained two tracks, “Stars” and “Carnival” which featured samples of chants from Inter ultras group the Curva Nord.

That naturally brought attention to the Nerazzurri from outlets and fans who wouldn’t typically show much interest.

And now, West is further solidifying his apparent new links to Inter.

The US rapper will be in attendance at the San Siro this evening. He will be among the over 70,000 spectators watching the Nerazzurri take on Atletico in a Champions League round of sixteen first leg.

Kanye West Among Over 70,000 Spectators At San Siro For Inter Vs Atletico Madrid Showdown

There’s no doubt that West will bring additional attention to this evening’s match from unexpected sources.

The 46-year-old is one of the most recognizable figures in the last two decades of pop music globally.

West’s extramusical antics have also drawn attention and raised eyebrows.

The rapper has a long history of erratic behaviour and outbursts, as well as comments and social media posts that have been blatantly antisemitic in the last couple of years.

On the other hand, it is not as though West’s presence was necessary to give this evening’s match a sense of occasion.

Inter and Atletico are two of European football’s elite sides. And the two teams are on a collision course in a hugely significant knockout match.

Not surprisingly, the San Siro will be a packed house for this evening’s match.

The Gazzetta report that the total gate receipt earnings for Inter will be around €9 million. That is the second highest in the club’s history.