UEFA has released a statement, stating that Inter have failed to escape from Financial Fair Play (FFP) Purgatory and will face continued sanctions next season.
“Fenerbahçe SK, FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ have partially fulfilled the targets set for season 2017/18.
“As a consequence, the foreseen conditional sporting measures, such as the transfer restrictions and the limitation on the number of players in the List A, will not be lifted and will continue to apply in the season 2018/19. Additional financial contributions, if applicable, will be withheld as specified in each respective agreement.
“The settlement regime will continue to apply for season 2018/19 for both FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ; and up to and including season 2019/20 for Fenerbahçe SK; as originally foreseen.”
In plain English that means that Inter will need to continue to balance the books next season, and that they will face squad limitations in the Champions League next season.
Expect to see Inter pull back a little in the transfer market. I believe that the Radja Nainggolan deal is done, but Federico Chiesa and Malcom seem out of Inter’s price range now.
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