Ex-Nerazzurri CEO Ernesto Paolillo believes if they sell Romelu Lukaku to the Blues, it would be ‘the end of Suning’. ‘It’s right for them to abandon ship.’
Suning have taken overInter
’s ownership in 2016 from Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir and appointed Steven Zhang as the President in 2018.
The Nerazzurri have been struggling with financial problems but it has been worsened in the last few months notwithstanding grabbing the Serie A title and emerging from UEFA Financial Fair Play restrictions.
Should Inter sell
on a deal worth €130m, the club directors,
, would resign, with
also not pleased.
“Lukaku proved himself to be the central figure around which a great Inter should be built, so being attracted by this offer means you are sated by one Scudetto and don’t want to build a great future,”
From 2006 to 2012,
was Inter’s CEO and he left before Suning arrived.
“It’s sad that they don’t want to invest or believe in this club. I think it’s the end for Suning at Inter. If nothing else, they’ve proved that they just want to make as much money as possible and keep it going until they find a buyer for the club, at which point what happens will no longer be their problem.
“Had Suning wanted to continue at Inter, they would’ve sold Achraf Hakimi, but then kept Lukaku. This is effectively waving the white flag. I can only hope that Marotta still wants to lead Inter and smooth things over for the new buyer, because it’s for the best now that Suning abandons ship.”