A meeting between Massimo Moratti and Erick Thohir in Paris has seemingly pushed negotiations to sell the club into advanced stages, if reports in La Gazetta dello Sport are to be believed.
Moratti is quoted as saying that there are no major obstacles to overcome to reach a deal, although the sale of Inter to the Indonesian entrepreneur is not yet imminent.
"We’ll need to meet again and talk some more before we come to a final agreement. If all goes well, it could take a month or so, but we said the same thing three months ago," explained the president.
The eventual sale of the club will be ground-breaking for Inter as the Moratti family relinquishes its control of the club and closing a chapter a chapter of Inter's famous history. Massimo talks of maintaining some sort of authority and power but if the figure of a 30% interest is accurate, then realistically he will do little than serve Thohir in an advisory capacity.
After all, Moratti certainly has the experience to act as an consultant after overseeing Inter collect 16 major titles and has spent over an estimated figure of €600 million ($812 million) on some of the biggest names in world football.
Without Massimo Moratti in power, there is no doubt that Inter will become a very different club. Ridiculed, loved, cherished and worshipped all at various times of his 18-year tenure, Inter are set to embark into the unknown with Thohir's reign as the club look to reassert itself in the leading figure in global football.
The Indonesian would be a fool not to lean on one of the most influential figures in Internazionale's history when finally the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.
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