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Inter behaved well respecting the Financial Fair Play rules in 2016. This is what UEFA stated today giving a partial green light to the Black-and-Blue of Milan. Through its official website, Inter released an official statement on this matter,

Today, F.C. Internazionale received an official communication from UEFA and from the Club Financial Control Body to have achieved the goals set out in the Settlement Agreement signed in 2015 to fall within the limits of €30 million deficit for the fiscal year 2016.

Thanks to this result, the Club will not be subject to the payment of another €7 million which would have been held back from the revenue. Compared to the result of 2015, the company has gone from a deficit of €110 million to the quota established with UEFA; According to the Settlement Agreement the club will have to reach the break even by June 2017.

Zhang Jindong, Steven Zhang, Erick Thohir, Javier Zanetti (Photo:
Zhang Jindong, Steven Zhang, Erick Thohir, Javier Zanetti (Photo:

Therefore, the obligation to reach the €-30 million has been respected but according to UEFA, Inter has not achieved all goals (referring in particular to the sports-related sanctions provided for in the Settlement Agreement). In light of that, the reduction in the number of players on the roster for European competitions become effective for next season. As in the past, Inter may still be forced to leave some of the players that will be purchased during the summer market off the list for the European Cup. In the current season, Joao Mario, Kondogbia, and Gabigol were left off of the 2016-17 Europa League roster.