Sunday January 3 2021
Marotta: 'No big Inter investments'

Inter director Beppe Marotta warns they ‘won’t be making big investments in January’ and this situation will be seen all over the football world.

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“All clubs are working out their strategies and we have done the same,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia after a meeting with coach Antonio Conte and President Steven Zhang.

“The club wants to always guarantee a balance between investment and revenue, not just Inter, but all big sides will be in the situation where COVID has reduced revenue, and therefore we won’t be making big investments in January.”

Inter are seeking new investors, but rejected reports that Suning had put the entire club up for sale.

“The President released a statement yesterday and made it very clear that the majority shares will not be sold,” continued Marotta.

“The whole world is dealing with this pandemic, so every club must focus on stability and balance. We quite simply won’t see the same transfer market expenses that we had in the past.

“The first situation we need to look at is costs and in Italy the cost of salaries and transfers has gone from 50-55 per cent of revenue to closer to 70 per cent.

“So we need to revise the costs during a period where the revenue has inevitably been reduced due to COVID. That is true of all clubs all over the world. We must work to reduce costs and continue our long-term planning.”