Let's play a game. Let's say you're a multi-billionaire, you've just convinced Moratti to sell you the club for $600 million (the club is actually worth less but you needed to make a good offer). Now you have full control of Inter, and you plan on injecting $1 billion over the next 10 years into the club. Now, this money doesn't just go for transfers, this is for the full day-to-day operations. How would you, as the owner, spend that money to get Inter out of debt and back to being competitive?
What would you spend on (stadium/facilities)? What would you get rid of? What players/staff would you go for or let go of?
Some pieces of financial information about the club courtesy of Forbes and Deloitte Football Money League:
Value (as of May 23, 2013*): $401 million
Yearly Revenue: $236 million (-18% from last year)
Operating Income (as of May 23, 2013*): -$89 million
Debt: 16% of value ($64.2 million)
Current Yearly Expenses**:
San Siro Rental: -$16 million
Player Wages:: -$40.9 million
Total Expenses: -$56.9 million
*I realize these values aren't from that date, but let's pretend that they are since those values are only a month or so old.
**I also realize there are more expenses than those, though I can't find accurate information on what they are (staff wages, marketing, etc). If anyone has a reliable source to this information, feel free to contribute.
So that's the game, and please be realistic. Don't say you'll spend $200 million on Messi, the truth is Barcelona probably wouldn't let him go even for that much. So you're the owner, you have $1 billion to spend, and go!