Why don't Inter have a shirt sponsor? Milan sponsor DigitalBits fail to make payments after deal with Zytara
Why don't Inter have a shirt sponsor? Milan sponsor DigitalBits fail to make payments after deal with Zytara
Why don't Inter have a shirt sponsor?

Inter are competing on multiple fronts as the 2022/23 campaign comes to a close.The Italian giants are alive in the Champions League semifinals, matched up against rivals AC Milan with a spot in the final on the line. They are also clinging to a top-four place in the Serie A table, battling tooth and nail with those around them for a European qualifying place.Finally, they will contest the Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina in late May, meaning they have three competitions that require the utmost focus.They will do so with no main kit sponsor, after a failed sponsorship deal with crypto company DigitalBits resulted in missed payments. They're not the only Serie A club to fall victim to this situation, with Roma also removing their sponsor as a result of the failed payments.MORE: Recap the first leg of the Champions League semifinal between two Milan rivalsInter without shirt sponsor after DigitalBits defaults on paymentsItalian side Internazionale were left without a main shirt sponsor after suspending their deal with crypto blockchain company DigitalBits.The deal was suspended at the end of April, with the company not having paid a single penny of their €25 million sponsorship deal for the 2022/23 season."DigitalBits has not paid the basic fee of €24m in addition to not having paid bonuses to date for a total amount of €1.2m,” Inter claimed back in February 2023, before suspending the deal two months later.The Nerazzurri’s deal with DigitalBits is reportedly worth a huge €85 million in total until the end of June 2026.The first time Inter played without a main shirt sponsor was in a home Serie A match against Lazio on April 30, 2023. Roma also suspend deal with DigitalBitsThe same crypto company also had a deal with fellow Serie A side AS Roma, and that deal has been suspended as well after missed payments.DigitalBits had apparently made early payments to Roma, unlike their deal with Inter which hasn't seen a single payment made. However, those payments stopped and the deal was also suspended.DigitalBits has responded, saying they are "taking a proactive process for the redefinition of partnerships," placing blame for the missed payments on financial technology company Zytara who were reportedly responsible for negotiating their sponsorship deals.

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