Inter Milan is expected to update their name and badge to “bring them into the 21st century,” according to Italian football news.
In March, the shortened name “Inter Milano” will become Club Internazionale Milano, with the Nerazzurri also adding a new badge.
The basis of the new design is the letters I and M.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport says that the giants of Serie A will move from Internazionale Milano Football Club to Inter Milano.
The report adds that the move is intended to modernize the club as well as to represent a closer relationship with the area.
It is said that the move is scheduled for March 9, which is exactly 113 years after the establishment of the club back in 1908.
A new crest is also expected to be unveiled, with the logo coming after waves were made by Juventus when they opted in 2017 to update their badge.
As the cash-strapped Italian side looks for ways to collect money, the aim is to draw new global sponsors, similar to their rivals.
The club’s main sponsor has switched from the Pirelli tire brand to Evergrande. Owing to unpaid wages, there has also been discontent at the club.
The Serie A side is currently in disagreement with the Inter Miami if David Beckham, arguing that “Inter” is primarily recognized with them and should therefore not be reused.
Internazionale has sued MLS for misuse of a trademark.
From March #Inter will no longer be called "Internazionale" but will be referred to as "Inter Milano" with a new badge to boot which has gone down like a lead balloon with the tifosi. pic.twitter.com/PX64RVsJOd
— Steve Mitchell (@barafundler) January 18, 2021
In Italy, there has been a negative reaction to the news.
Football writer Steve Mitchell tweeted: “Inter will no longer be called “Internazionale” from March, but will be referred to as “Inter Milano” with a new boot badge that has gone down with the typhoon like a lead balloon.”