Suning are left with no choice but to sell Inter because of their government.
China is backtracking just six years on from seemingly going all in on football when they decided to improve their national league and their national team.
Since then, many Chinese businessmen and investors started to invest in European clubs like Aston Villa, Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, FC Sochaux, and Slavia Prague.
were interested inInter
and were finally able to buy it from Erick Thohir in 2016.
But things have changed as it seems Suning will be almost forced to sell the club as China changes its stance on football investment.
Corriere dello Sport wrote:
“Whereas in previous years it was seen in China as a sign of power and modernity to own a football club, now it’s viewed almost seen as something you should be blamed for.”
The report suggested that maybe the Chinese government had underestimated the difficulties of investing in football and also because of the pandemic, the investments have not produced the desired benefits.
Also, the Zhang family are close to China’s President Xi Jinping and have no choice but to sell Inter.