Oaktree Capital Management

To whom they will sell the team?

  • Saudi Ownership

    Votes: 26 41.3%
  • UAE Ownership

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Finish Ownership

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • American Ownership

    Votes: 13 20.6%
  • Italian Ownership

    Votes: 9 14.3%
  • Canadian Ownership,

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Others.

    Votes: 5 7.9%
  • Finnish Ownership

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund please

    Votes: 9 14.3%
  • Oaktree Ownership

    Votes: 2 3.2%

  • Total voters
    63

Ethor

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To early to jump on Oaktree's s#@^, imho, waiting till after the winter transfer window, then I'll start.
 

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To early to jump on Oaktree's s#@^, imho, waiting till after the winter transfer window, then I'll start.
Why not summer? The window is open.
 

Ethor

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Why not summer? The window is open.
They probably have really no idea what football is all about, much less Inter and Serie A. Granted, if they starting selling players just to make monies to fill deemed important slots indiscriminately, then I'm with you.
 

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Still wanting 50 mill transfer injection)
 

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a smaller number of younger players, with more concentrated quality, is the key important thing, like we did with barella/bastoni, rather than just any fucker we can get for 5m and hope they turn into a 100m superstar
but I wouldn't say Bastoni or Barella were cheap and risky buys, if we had money to do a transfer or two like that every summer, I'm sure we would do it - SUMMER 2023 was AMAZING for us. Thuram, Pavard, Frattesi, Arnautović, Sanchez, Bisseck, Sommer. Most of these panned out great. We don't need summers like these every summer, but surely we won't suddenly become Dortmund? :D

right now it looks like we are going for cheaper players than that. I'm not a Mario Hermoso fan, but not going for him when he is 29 and proven quality because of high wages feels like - who else will we not go for even tho there won't be a transfer fee?

I like going for younger players, as long as sporting reasons are the main reasons for it. If it's more about marketability and resale value, it's going to backfire when our main players start to move on (like Calhanoglu).
 

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but I wouldn't say Bastoni or Barella were cheap and risky buys, if we had money to do a transfer or two like that every summer, I'm sure we would do it

right now it looks like we are going for cheaper players than that. I'm not a Mario Hermoso fan, but not going for him when he is 29 and proven quality because of high wages feels like - who else will we not go for even tho there won't be a transfer fee?

I like going for younger players, as long as sporting reasons are the main reasons for it. If it's more about marketability and resale value, it's going to backfire when our main players start to move on (like Calhanoglu).
That's kinda my point..I don't think we are just gonna start importing youth, but if we can make some very focused ones, then it's worth considering.
 

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but I wouldn't say Bastoni or Barella were cheap and risky buys,

I disagree about Bastoni. He was definitely a risky buy. When we signed him he was still playing at Atalanta primavera. Our scouts had obviously seen something special in him but he could have also been one of the many promising kids who fail to live up the hype. As for the cost, i realize people look at the official figures (31m) and they think he was a massive investment. But in reality Inter signed him for 8m plus bonuses. Then club had to make capital gains to comply with FFP and they needed Atalanta to take some Inter youngsters so they inflated Bastoni transfer fee to do it.

Barella was a different case of course and he was indeed with the way you describe him. A lot more proven and a heavy investment. When Inter signed him he was already one of the best midfielders in the league and he had interest from top Italian clubs and Chelsea.
 

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Lets hope OakTree find us a rich owner soon, because I don't see anything changing from Zhang -> OakTree apart from the owners having lessor emotional attachment to the club
Esp. since Oaktree operates in distressed debt - they only see this as an opportunity to turn a profit, absent of emotion or sporting objective
 
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