FINANCIAL BOOM - Inter already made €54M in less than two months, will have even more freedom next summer transfer window
We are going to talk about numbers and certainly for someone like Zhang Jindong - the 13th richest man in China with €14B in wealth according to the latest report of Hurun Report - this is chump change. But for the club, it is not.
We are basically a month and a half into the season but it has already brought Inter €54M, the figure that has vindicated the work done by this club for a couple of years. To better understand the magnitude of this figure: this is more or less 20% of the club revenues and the merits are the Champions League qualification, victories and gate receipts. Results on the pitch are yielding results economically for this organization.
Because this year is different. Inter are no longer a spectator, they have tangible “asset” and not just philosophical. The difference is in the Champions League as the club of Suning has already pocketed €38.9M only for its participation in the group stage. Then you can add €5.4M for two victories (€2.7M each) against Tottenham and PSV for a total of €44.3M: blessed by comebacks, blessed by Icardi, Vecino and Nainggolan, the three protagonists of the turnaround.
Success brings success, it is a virtuous circle that can lead to unexplored heights. And now to stay in the Champions League, making it to the round of 16, would guarantee another €9.5M. Inter will need at least four points to qualify, meaning another €3.6M in the coffers (€2.7M for a victory 900 thousand for a draw).
But that are just projections. It is better to “limit ourselves” to what has already been collected. Inter played at the San Siro five times so far this season which generated around €10M: the game against Tottenham was the “whale” of all because Inter made €3.5M out of it. And so we are at the figure of €54M (Champions League participation plus two victories against Tottenham and PSV plus gate receipts of all home matches so far).
And what now? Well, by looking at the upcoming fixtures, the degree of optimism increases. Against Milan and Barcelona, Inter are expected to have full house and make at least €5M for each game. The club’s increase in revenues is also due to continuous search for partnerships in China and by the market moves of Ausilio with the youth academy.
What does all this mean? It means that next summer, Inter will have a greater range of action on the transfer market. Perhaps it is starting from here that Zhang will take another step forward, trying to attack what today seems unattainable.