Thursday February 6 2014
DC United to be sold for Inter?

A report today suggests Erick Thohir is considering selling DC United, in a bid to cover current debt levels at Inter.

The Indonesian is believed to have paid €75m alongside Rosan Roeslani and Handy Soetedjoto take 70 per cent shares in the Nerazzurri in October, and to take on around €200m in debts.

Il Sole 24 ore report today that as he continues the process of transferring that debt from banks in Italy to banks in Indonesia, the Inter President is considering offloading DC United from his portfolio.

Thohir, who also owns Indonesian football club Persib Bandung and part-owns NBA franchise the Philadelphia 76ers and can count on a personal fortune of €300m, has held joint majority-ownership in MLS side DC United since July 2012.

However, it is believed that in approaching his plans for the Nerazzurri, Thohir intends to aid his personal guarantee on their debts by selling his share in DC United.

Meanwhile, Michael Williamson is expected to arrive this month in Milan to assume the role of chief of financial operations with Inter and oversee Thohir’s planned structural reorganisation of the San Siro giants.

Williamson has previously worked for DC United in the same capacity as CFO.

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