Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has revealed that a deal to sell the Italian Serie A club to Indonesian media mogul Erick Thohir could be struck within a week.
Moratti, who is poised to bring the curtain down on an 18-year tenure, told reporters outside the club’s offices in Milan that the takeover would represent a step forward for Inter. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, Thohir may not be present when the documents are signed to seal the deal.
“I hope to see an even stronger Inter, because that is what is behind this arrangement with Thohir. We could be close to signing the contracts but, until it happens, I can’t make any announcement. Maybe the signatures will arrive within the week. We’ll set a date for an assembly of members in the coming days,” said Moratti.
Shareholder approval is still required, while Moratti suggested that his family would retain a stake in the club. “The number of advisors on the board will depend on the percentage that each member will have of Inter. Since there are three new investors, each one of them will have their own representatives and then we, who will have a large slice, will have ours too of course,” he added.