Tuttosport estimate Inter’s owners Suning have spent around €215 million in the transfer market since taking over the reigns of the club around 18 months ago.
Approximately €77 million of that sum was spent on the signings of Joao Mario and Gabriel Barbosa, who have not only not lived up to expectations but are now affecting Inter’s current transfer window. The Turin newspaper also mentioned Dalbert – who joined for a fee that could rise to €28 million – but cut the Brazilian some slack due to the fact his recent performances have suggested he is improving and adapting.
Inter are limited with what they can do on the transfer market due to the financial fair play agreement. Suning’s problem is not a lack of spending but rather not making the most of some of the money spent and relying too heavily on the word of agent Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Joao Mario and Gabigol.
Inter will need to raise approximately €50 million by 30 June to meet the figures required to free them from the shackles of FFP.