Eder: ‘Zhang never replied to our messages’

Former Inter striker Eder says Steven Zhang never replied to messages from Jiangsu Suning players but insists the economic situation at Inter is regular.

Eder played for Jiangsu Suning before joining Sao Paulo in Brazil. He left the Chinese club, which was struggling financially due to the COVID pandemic and had failed to pay salaries to Jiangsu players and staff before ceasing operations in March.

“We exchanged messages with Steven Zhang, his father invited us to dinner at his home, but at the end of the 2020 campaign, they closed the doors of the club, they no longer responded to messages and no one ever explained why,” Eder told SportMediaset.

“They could at least tell us that they were in trouble, that they would pay us in five or ten years. Now, from China, they are telling me they are making things right for employees’ salaries, they have more trouble with us footballers.

“I didn’t want Inter to end up like us,” he continued.

“I saw players leaving after Conte, I knew they had to sell because they are struggling, but

“I spoke to [Samir] Handanovic last week and he told me that everything is normal, there have never been problems, so I am happy for them.”