Indeed, one of the hot topics on the table of Steven Zhang will be the one to define who will be the successor of History Pirelli in quality of Main Sponsor. Whoever takes over the heritage of the tire brand will have to pay at least 30 million euros per season.
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Before the announcement of the financial problems, we heard about a close agreement with three Asian giants: Hisense, Evergrande and Samsung. However, everything was frozen, when Suning was plagued with other problems, but also with offers much lower than hoped for.
The boss Jindong Zhang recently had a summit meeting with Samsung, but there was no confirmation from the interist side: Indeed, among the sponsors already present at Inter, we find Lenovo: This would therefore represent a conflict of interest with the Samsung presence since they both cover similar markets.
However, a signature with Samsung remains possible and could go through the establishment of agreements at the highest level of the hierarchy, since there is already a business partnership with Suning.
The preference of the Colossus of Nanjing has always been towards a sponsor of the Orient, but the American track should not be excluded and it will have to act quickly : Equipment manufacturer Nike is already producing shirts for the upcoming season and can’t afford to wait forever.
®Antony Gilles – Internazionale.fr