A report in the Italian press details how the club value of Inter Milan surged along with their income streams while Suning were at the helm.

The Chinese group failed to repay their debt to Oaktree Capital by Monday’s deadline. Therefore, this default automatically passed over the club’s ownership to the American investment company.

Suning is now leaving the club after winning two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies and three Italian Super Cups.

But aside from their sporting achievements, Steven Zhang’s reign oversaw a boom in the club’s finances.

As Il Sole 24 (via FcInterNews) notes, Suning bought Inter from the club’s previous owner Erik Thohir for 250 million euros in 2016. The club’s value at the time was 70%.

The source believes that the club’s valuation on the market has now tripled. Some observers estimate the club’s worth at 1.2 billion euros.

How Inter Milan Finances Surged With Suning At The Helm

Moreover, the Nerazzurri were generating revenues of 200 million when Suning first acquired the club. Now, Inter’s incomes have doubled, reaching 400 million per year.

The source also expects the revenue to further increase next season. Simone Inzaghi’s men will take part in the Champions League as well as the first-ever expanded edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.

However, the club’s debt (worth circa 800 million euros) remains a troubling issue.

This club recorded a net loss of 37 million in the last financial year. However, the Nerazzurri have improved in this regard, since they had registered a loss worth 48 in the previous year.

For their part, Oaktree will be hoping to further bolster the club’s finances. After all, economic improvement would allow them to raise their asking price when they eventually opt to sell the club.