Inter Investors Oaktree doesn’t want Nerazzurri to sell key players, Italian media suggest
Oaktree, Inter’s new investors, want to keep the club at the top of Italian football, according to a report published in Italian media today.
The US-based private equity fund struck a € 275 million financing deal with Suning last week to ease Inter’s lingering financial woes.
The print edition of La Repubblica explained that it was not in Oaktree’s best interest to let Inter become a weaker team, having invested so much money in the club with the deal.
Inter must stay in the UEFA Champions League and step up plans for new stadiums with AC Milan if the Nerazzurri are to maintain their value as a club.
Despite these necessities, Inter will certainly have to be careful with their spending and that will mean limited action in the transfer market.
They must balance incoming and outgoing business while awaiting the return of stadium income, when fans are allowed to return to San Siro.
All in all, Suning needs to make sure Inter cost 20% less to maintain than they currently do, but that doesn’t mean he will dismantle the squad that won the Serie A title.
Any sale will have to be matched with signing replacements, otherwise it would be extremely difficult to keep Antonio Conte as head coach.