According to the FIGC’s (the Italian Football Federation) chief investigator Stefano Palazzi, Inter Milan could have their Scudetto and Coppa Italia titles revoked if probes into deals concerning the signings of Milito and Motta show that underhand motives were used by Inter to secure their services.
The Nerazzuri won a historic 3 titles this past season to make them the only team in Italian history to hold the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and the Champions League in a single season.
Apparently, Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi had been banned when both deals went through so technically they were illegal. Both Moratti and Preziosi have been summoned by the FIGC for an examination into the dealings.
Both Milito and Motta have been key players in Inter’s success this season with the Argentine being the major reason behind the Nerazzurri’s European success. So news that his transfer is illegal is bound to be received with anger in Milan.
According to one expert, the worst case scenario for both men and their clubs is a fine and ban and points deductions.
“For both Moratti and Preziosi this could end up with a fine and ban,” said the expert.
“But the sports code states that the transfers of both players is to be considered invalid. The application of the law would mean an effect on the games which both players played in, meaning a points deduction and that would have an effect on the results of the season.”
This is definitely not the type of news that crowns such an amazing season. Moreover, with a new coach taking up the reigns for Inter, a points deduction is the last thing the club needs.