Former Inter chief Walter Sabatini is convinced by the talent inside the club’s academy, but he believes that Suning will “cash in” on the youth team champions.
Sabatini resigned his post a couple of months ago in protest at Suning Group’s strategy, having been hired to co-ordinate both the San Siro club and Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League.
The Nerazzurri beat Fiorentina 2-0 in extra time to take the Primavera youth team Scudetto for the second year running on Saturday.
“The youth team really does represent the heritage of the business, of Inter and of Suning,” Sabatini told FCInter1908.it.
“I am very happy for the lads, especially as this success isn’t just for them, but produce revenue, because the players who win are always more appetising on the transfer market.
“Inter need to cash in, so my compliments to the lads and everyone at Inter who contributed to this success. I am no longer there, but I expect these players will be sold to raise funds and can be brought back with options and clauses.”
It sounds like Suning has been listening as one of the stars of the championship winning team is Nicolò Zaniolo, and the trequartista has reportedly been included in a deal for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.