The sale of a Serie A team could have a domino effect on the San Francisco 49ers.
Milan native Andrea Radrizzani is considering a bid for Inter Milan at an estimated value of $1.1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Radrizzani owns 56% of Premier League club Leeds through his Aser Ventures, and a bid for Inter Milan could be contingent on selling his stake in Leeds.
The likely buyer in that scenario would be 49ers Enterprises, the investment arm of the NFL team, which already owns 44% of Leeds.
Leeds’ value could be impacted by its performance on the pitch. A poor finish could put Leeds in line for relegation, which would severely cut into its revenue from media rights and other sources.
The 49ers have an option to purchase all of Leeds that expires in January 2024. A demotion to the EFL Championship would likely end any possibility of a deal.
International Bidding War
Should Radrizzani bid for Inter, which is owned by Suning Holdings Group, he will likely have competition. A previous report said that a U.S.-based group of investors was close to a deal. Another group from Bahrain could also make a bid.
Inter has faced issues with debts and player salaries, according to Bloomberg.