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We are the bargain bin product (although still probably overvalued :D )
 

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He is in Boston so there prob are talks for an Inter Takeover.
 

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So who is this American fuck wanting to take over Inter?

1) How much money and will he splurge?
2) Is it Jeff Bezos?
 

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In my opinion, if some billionare wants to invest in football, they will buy MU or Liverpool. Even, they cost few times more, but income is much bigger than in Italy. We do not need new owner like Redbird, who does not have money to invest in club.
 

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imo i bet zhang/suning would go soon if they can't grab Champions League ticket on hand. it's their source of motivation after all.
 

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It's probably Elon Musk, so he can fire everybody save for Gagliardini!
 

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The silent protests by English audiences of Golf states behaviour and what happened with Abramovich (assets being frozen due to links with Russia), I would imagine that wealthy gulf sheicks will probably feel more welcome in Italy.
 

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The silent protests by English audiences of Golf states behaviour and what happened with Abramovich (assets being frozen due to links with Russia), I would imagine that wealthy gulf sheicks will probably feel more welcome in Italy.

yes because that's what wealthy middle-easterners base their investment on :lol:
 

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yes because that's what wealthy middle-easterners base their investment on :lol:
The likelihood of a foreigners investment being frozen because we live in unprecedented times is definitely a main consideration.

Have you read Destined for war? Thucydides Trap?

Don’t meant to make this political but An arab investing in Europe or North America with the likilood of sanctions due to Humans rights violation, War, Trade blocks is definitely a consideration.
 
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Sanctions in Europe are enforced Europe wide. There's basically no scenario where Italy is safer for investments than England...
 

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Let's not forget, the Super duper league scenario is currently on the back burner that partly explains the sales of Liverpool and ManU. "Smart rats know when to leave ship."
 

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Sanctions in Europe are enforced Europe wide. There's basically no scenario where Italy is safer for investments than England...
Sure. But diplomatic relations still matters from state to state. It was only four years ago that the Canadian government criticized Saudi Arabia( over Twitter) on their human rights violations and they pulled their Ambassador and their university students from Canadian schools.

Remember Jamal Khashoggi, what did he do other than criticize his home government. The Arab Gulf states don’t take these criticisms well.

Are people watching the media criticize Qatar? You think they are taking this well?

Anyone follow XI Jingping threat to Trudeau caught on Camera? These things play out through some form of economic recourse. The Chinese for example will withhold goods or other things. Again read Destined for War.

Diplomatic fallouts over HR criticism are creating political and trade issues for the states involved. If this happens wealthy club owners won’t be spared.
 
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the UK remains a far more attractive place for investment than Italy, though. English speaking (obviously), better connections, better financial sector, a (generally) growing economy, with links in to Europe, no longer constrained by the EU

Anyone who thinks Italy is a more attractive place to invest than England is delusional. ESPECIALLY considering the pound is a little bit weak at the moment.

Italy is a completely stagnant economy and there's no signs of that ever changing, to me, right now.

This gap is even further obvious in the football leagues - look at the revenus you can generate as a premiership club compared to an Italian club. The bottom premiership clubs get more TV rights than the top Italian ones, for example.

The gap is just a joke.
 

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I guess what investors are looking is the long-term possibilities for profit. Maybe they are looking for making Serie A some kind of lite-EPL, there are already quite a lot of American owners in Serie A, so if they can take over the league, they can start doing changes.

Issue here will always be the price, obviously. Point is to buy cheap now and reap the benefits later, much later. Cheap compared to EPL at least. Bottom EPL clubs can make more money now but what is their ceiling for these profits? I think it's limited because to get more they would need more and more investments because the competition is so tough.
 

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thing is, its not like most Serie A owners are even in the same league. Just going off Wikipedia quickly, owning anything like a mid to top level Premiership club would take the MAJORITY of the wealth of any of the US owners in the league. I mean, Fenway Sports Group is worth more than any individual Serie A club's owners already except Juve... Then you need to layer in City, Newcastle, etc.

We're getting some Tier-2 or Tier-3 US investors who, you're right, could make some good improvements to Serie A, and money out of, but its not like we're attracting any of the big boys really.
 
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