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Former Inter DIrector Discusses FTP

Former Inter director Ernesto Paolillo has been interviewed xclusively by QSVS , a program broadcast on Telelombardia, where he discussed yesterday’ Financial Fair Play ruling from UEFA. Here are some of his comments:

On the signing of Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan .

“Under the agreement signed, Inter has committed to maintain a balanced budget and a balance between purchases and sales. The purchase of Radja Nainggolan and his inclusion on the UEFA list, therefore, would still be possible, but Inter should necessarily make a sale of equal value.”

There has been a lot written in the last 24 hours about amortisation and what it means to balance sales and transfers:

“We need to consider the net figures of amortisation. For example, Milan Skriniar is not budgeted at €23 million because if a player is signed for €30 million after a year ten million is removed from that.”

Paolillo went on to discuss carried on by discuss the continued problems with FFP:

“The Financial Fair Play system is not perfect and it does need corrections. Today, as it is structured, Financial Fair Play leaves the already wealthy, wealthy and does not allow the other clubs to grow,” he said in an interview with Telelombardia.

“There are those who want to seriously invest like the Chinese who have in Inter who will not be inclined to do so in these conditions because they will find themselves having to carry the weight of the past without the possibility to amortise signings in a medium to long term. It is counter productive and a mistake to have this kind of system in football.”