Despite posting a €74m loss for the 2014/15 season, Inter president Erick Thohir and corporate director Michael Williamson are confident that the club are meeting Uefa’s Financial Fair Play Rules.
Erik Thohir on the financial results and FFP
“I work in media and I know that certain bits of news will attract more attention than others, but ultimately the figures are what matter. I don’t want to go off rumours and there has been speculation about Etihad as well. We’re always trying to do the best for our club.”
“We are genuinely convinced that we’re conforming to the requests. The world of football is changing and we’re working hard to go along with it as well.”
Michael Williamson added his own thoughts on the results and FFP
The club has seen some good results this year. There are positive trends relating to the transfer market and the amortisation of players’ contracts. All of this has contributed to the level of net losses you can read in our financial statement. As for new sponsors, negotiations with Pirelli are still going ahead, they are our historic partner and we want to continue working together. Negotiating with other parties is a part of this process for the interests of shareholders. Nevertheless, we are at an advanced stage in talks with Pirelli.”
“As for the current period, we’ve set out a budget for the €30 million payment which is in line with the sanctions. We’re working hard to find more sponsorship in Asia. Our matchday income has increased, setting a new benchmark in the Milan Derby before we broke that record yesterday evening against Juventus.”