Ausilio: "Kovavic, Coutinho were sold for different reasons. Forever thankful to Moratti. Thohir? Balanced our sheets in the midst of FFP"
“Kovavic was sold, unlike Coutinho, for economic reason because we were in a difficult situation. The figure? Little less than 40 million, there were a number of bonuses that we collected since in that season Real Madrid won everything. In the 2016 final in Milan, we all rooted for Real.”
That was Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio confirming once again that Kovaci was sold because the club needed breathing room financially (Coutinho was sold because he asked to leave due to lack of minutes).
Quick words of Moratti and Thohir – “I will always be thankful to Moratti for all of my life because not only he gave me the opportunity to work for Inter but also to grow. Thohir? He had an objective for all: managing Inter in Financial Fair Play, trying to slowly balance our financial sheets so that they can be as sustainable as possible. Doing the opposite was not allowed.