Steven Zhang’s moving farewell message to Inter Milan

By Antoine Rabito on Saturday May 25, 2024
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Steven Zhang has written a lengthy letter to Inter fans following Oaktree’s recent takeover. Zhang and owners Suning were forced to sell the Nerazzurri to the American fund earlier this week after failing to repay around €395 million in debts, arising from a loan taken out in May 2021.

Writing on his Instagram page, Zhang wrote a long letter to Inter fans, thanking them and bidding them farewell after his departure. “Goodbyes are never easy, especially with a loved one. In life, everything has a beginning and an end. I always knew that one day I would have to say goodbye. The simple truth is that I wasn’t ready and probably never would have been. This unique black and blue world accepted me immediately, filling me with passion, joy and a lot of love. At the start of my presidency, I promised to return Inter to its former glory. In those eight years, we have won seven trophies, two European finals and twice dominated the Serie A championship. The legendary second star is testimony to our success. After major investments and countless hours of work, Inter has transformed itself into a modern, innovative and winning club at the pinnacle of European soccer. Over the last three days, I have received so many messages, calls and kind words from all of you. I have to admit that it’s really made me feel loved, but has also made this goodbye even more difficult. My deepest gratitude also goes to all our coaches, especially Simone Inzaghi, a man with true and strong values in his heart, whom I’m so lucky to have had during my presidency. Finally, Inter wouldn’t be Inter without our incredible fans. Thank you all for your kind wishes. It really means the world to me in these emotional times. I can’t wait to join you in the stands at San Siro and sing for our Inter. To those who will carry on this legacy, please love our Inter, protect its people and, above all, respect its fundamental value. It is both a great honor and a great responsibility to take on the leadership of Inter. With love and care, Inter will repay you with enormous achievements and joyful emotions. For me, it has been the greatest honor of my life. Forza Inter sempre. Amala! Sempre uno di Voi, Steven,” he declared.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

Italian soccer fan from France. Everyday, I read the italian newspapers looking for the best informations to share.



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