The past eight years with Suning as owners have had ups and downs for Inter Milan, but the club’s value has skyrocketed.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

When Suning took over Inter in 2016, the club was not exactly at a high point.

The tail end of the Massimo Moratti era, and then the subsequent Erick Thohir era as owner had seen the club’s form drop off badly on the pitch.

And in the meantime, it is not as though the costs lowered.

On the contrary, the early 2010s was a period when Inter’s debt increased significantly.

The upshot of all this was that, when Suning bought Inter from Thohir, the club was valued at no more than 400 million.

Now, that amount is more than triple, suggests the Gazzetta. Football Benchmark has slapped a valuation of 1.3 billion on the Nerazzurri.

That is a reflection of both the club’s success on the pitch, and off it in terms of brand value and commercial partnerships.

Suning Ownership Sees Inter Milan Value Rise To 1.3B

The Suning era at Inter did not begin perfectly.

Far from it, the outgoing owners’ first season in charge saw the disastrous appointment of Frank De Boer as head coach.

And signings like Joao Mario and Gabriel Barbosa never quite lived up to expectations, as far as Suning’s first transfer window.

But the owners eventually got it right.

Luciano Spalletti proved to be, putting it mildly, a more fruitful appointment as coach than De Boer.

And then the team’s fortunes have only improved under Antonio Conte and then Simone Inzaghi.

All of this, along with the off-the-pitch work, has resulted in Inter’s value rising significantly.

Suning will not be able to capitalize on this fully. That is because Oaktree Capital are repossessing their shares in the club, rather than the outgoing owners carrying out a sale.

Still, it is notable that the value of the club has increased to the degree that it has.