Romelu Lukaku will be Inter’s highest paid player after signing a five-year deal with the Nerazzurri, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Inter will pay €65 million in five installments for the Belgian striker, having also guaranteed Manchester United €10 million in bonuses and a 5% cut of any future transfer fee.
Lukaku’s contract includes a fixed salary which will rise year by year, starting with €6 million before rising to €7 million and then €8.5 million by the 2021-22 campaign.
The 26-year-old also has €1-1.5 million in add-ons which he could earn, some of which are linked to appearances and goals and some of which rely on Inter winning a trophy.
Lukaku’s most peculiar ‘bonus’ is the one which would be triggered if he finished any given season as Serie A’s top scorer, designed by Inter to work as a motivational tool in front of goal.
Inter have already given him the club’s no. 9 shirt, taking it off Mauro Icardi as they await their former captain’s sale.
Lukaku asked for the number and was given it on the grounds Icardi is no longer considered part of the club’s project.
Inter Media House will release a special video tomorrow which includes Lukaku as its main protagonist.