Serie A club Internazionale have announced the sale of a controlling stake in the club to Chinese retail giants Suning Commerce Group Co. Ltd, and the club’s fans are hoping that it could provide their team with a much needed financial boost.
Inter Milan have fallen hard and fast from the heady heights of their treble winning 2009-10 season, and the Nerazzuri have now failed to qualify for the Champions League for the fourth year in a row.
However, the investment by Suning could be a huge boost to the club’s ambitions, with the Chinese retail giants purchasing a 69% stake in the club for an overall price of €750m.
“Suning will inject a steady stream of capital investment in Inter Milan, which will help attract more talented players,” said chairman Zhang Jindong, according to BBC.
The Internazionale faithful reacted on Twitter as the news was met with a sense of optimism.
— Adam Summerton (@adamsummerton) June 6, 2016
— Adrian Hima (@adrianhima) June 6, 2016
OK NOW WE CAN TALK!! #InterSuning
— The Inter Fan (@TheInterFan) June 6, 2016
Great day for inter fans we are now owned by Chinese investors that will get inter back to the best in Europe #ForzaInter
— Nicholas Tegano (@nicholastegano) June 6, 2016
— G (@_Montcort_) June 5, 2016
— Elisa Marenoni (@ElisaMarenoni) June 6, 2016
— Suneet (@mesuneet) June 6, 2016
— Donato Caramia (@DcCaramia) June 6, 2016
— Peter Parker (@ParkerRepresija) June 3, 2016
— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter_en) June 6, 2016