Under the new rules of UEFA, Inter Milan are wandering around the red line, and a new brozovic-style deal is coming out.

The governing body of UEFA’s Fiscal Fairness Act has published a new rule, the so-called "squad cost ratio".

Too complicated and obscure terms will not be detailed. Compared with the existing FFP rules, there are important changes in thinking.

Before FFP rules, the main monitoring isdeficit. Most teams that violate the rules have become the focus of supervision and even punishment by UEFA because the deficit exceeds the red line.

The FFP rules in the next few years will mainly monitorProportion.The ratio of the team’s expenditure to the net revenue will be monitored, and the team that exceeds the ratio will be punished.

Expenditures include but are not limited to players’ salaries, employees’ salaries (such as coaching staff), transfer fee expenses, commission expenses and so on. The specific proportion is set at 90% in 2023-24 season, 80% in 2024-25 season and 70% in 2025-26 season, and will continue thereafter.

How will the new rules affect Inter Milan? Italian media made a concrete analysis.

Let’s look at the revenue first.

Counting the gains from the European War, Inter Milan’s current single-season revenue is about 408.8 million euros, ranking second in Serie A, not much worse than AC Milan (400.3 million) and lower than Juventus (483.3 million). After all, the Bianconeri have unique advantages such as their own stadium, which is unmatched by the two Milan in the short term.

Look at the amount of expenditure.

At present, the total salary of Inter Milan’s coaching staff is 178.6 million euros, which is lower than Juventus’ 242.95 million, but much higher than AC Milan’s 133.2 million.

Inter Milan’s transfer fee amortization, impairment and other costs, a single season is 97.649 million euros, although lower than Juventus’ 155.9 million euros, but much higher than AC Milan’s 55.054 million euros.

Inter Milan’s expenditure on brokerage commission is also about twice that of AC Milan. Generally speaking, the total expenditure of Inter Milan in a single season is 287 million euros, which is higher than AC Milan’s 193.8 million and lower than Juventus’ 406.8 million.

If the proportion is calculated, the current expenditure ratio of Inter Milan is exactly 70%, which is barely in line with the final goal of UEFA FFP, but there is no room for financial tolerance, which means that the Nerazzurri are wandering around the red line and may not meet the standard if there is a slight change. Inter Milan’s situation is better than Juve’s(Expenditure ratio is 84%)Slightly better, but among the top three in the North, there is still more room for fault tolerance than AC Milan, which has only 48% of the expenditure..

Such a situation will greatly constrain Inter’s business thinking in the next few years.

What is the concept of wandering around the red line? It means that Inter Milan has little resistance to unplanned risks..

If Inter Milan can’t make achievements in increasing income and are unwilling to make efforts in reducing costs, then in the next few years, many situations may lead Inter Milan to cross the red line and encounter penalties from UEFA.

Risk is obviously more than an epidemic, which is an irresistible natural disaster.

For example, even if you run a failed signing like Correa, or get a high-paying contract.

For example, something happened in the north stand, which led to the stadium being punished for being empty.

For example, the nightmare of the Kong Di era repeats itself, and which year failed to qualify for the Champions League.

For another example, the uproar of those politicians in Italy led to the new tax law not being applied to the football field as they wished.

….. These are things that have happened or are in operation in recent years, and no one dares to say that they will not happen again in the next few years.

If something really goes wrong, Inter Milan can only use "traditional artistic skills" to deal with the censorship.

Such as the magical use of vouchers. At that time, in the first year, Inter Milan sold more than 10 million youth training members whose names I couldn’t name to Atlanta, and used the proceeds to cope with the review. In the second year, they sold more than 10 million echelon members to Real Blue Black. Finally, after successfully passing the trial, they bought Bastoni at a premium of 31 million (at that time, the premium was calculated) and "calculated the general ledger" with Atlanta. The series of transactions helped Inter avoid the more severe punishment of UEFA and won the time to move around. This is the "creativity" that Mallota and Ausilio often talk about.

But obviously, this is only an emergency measure, not the right way.

Under the current situation, Inter Milan should still regard increasing income and reducing costs as the top priority of the team.Even if the proportion can be reduced from 70% to 65%, the rope tied around the neck will be a little looser.

It is very difficult to increase income, but there are still some places to look forward to, such as the continuous growth of social networking sites’ income, such as participating in the World Club Cup, and whether the rented players hyped by Gazzetta dello Sport today can exchange 22M funds in the coming year, just like this summer.

The pressure to reduce costs is not small, and Inter should try to ensure that every large salary expenditure is put to greater use.

This is one of the reasons why Inter Milan sold brozovic this summer. The current Nerazzurri, under great financial pressure, really can’t afford a rotation player with a pre-tax salary of more than 12 million.

It can be predicted that under the constraints of UEFA, with next-door neighbor AC Milan as a comparison, Inter Milan will pay more attention to the control of salary expenditure in the future, and the probability of new brozovic transactions will never be small.