According to sources in Italy, Inter Milan have not yet received their first payment from their primary sponsor, Digitalbits. The Blockchain and the Serie A champions for 2020–21 entered into a four-year, €85 million contract.
However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter has a problem with not getting the initial payment. Inter will respond by hiding the sponsor’s logo on their shirts. Prior to the 2020/21 season, Digitalbits wasonly Inter’s sleeve sponsor. However, starting with the previous campaign, it was prominently displayed on their kits.
A protocol layer blockchain, DigitalBits has developed the crypto value XDB and is focused on assisting consumer digital assets. Socios.com replaced Pirelli as the primary sponsor of the Nerazzurri in 2021–2022. The tyre business had been the club’s longtime sponsor before this.
What Does This Mean For Inter?
This in general is a sad state of affairs. The matter is serious, and the Nerazzurri can take them to court over this. They are reportedly going through financial issues, and this will be another blow for them.
Despite this, Inter Milan have done some good business this year. They got Romelu Lukaku back on loan after just one season. They have also managed to keep a hold of Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar, amidst interest from Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG.
Moreover, they signed Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as a replacement for longtime shot stopper Samir Handanović. However, they did lose Ivan Perisic to former manager Antonio Conte’s Spurs.
It will be interesting to see where they end up in the league. Serie A has become very competitive off late, and will be quite difficult to predict. Juventus have built a strong squad after signing Pogba and Di Maria, while AC Milan will work to defend their crown. Roma can be a dark horse under Jose Mourinho as well.
Inter fans will hope that this is only a minor blip, and does not affect their season.
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