€2.5 million separates Inter and Lautaro Martinez in contract renewal talks according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inter do not want to give Lautaro more than €5 million a year whilst the highly rated 23-year-old would like an annual salary of €7.5 million.
Lautaro is under contract with Inter until 2023 so there is still plenty of time but it is crystal clear that his current salary of €2.4 million is not suitable for him given his current status in the team. For this reason Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta is willing to give him an important bonus as part of a new deal.
Lautaro has a €111 million release clause in his current deal and Inter would like to remove it whilst Lautaro’s representatives feel that clubs cannot pay such an amount in COVID times.
The report from the Milan based news outlet goes on to explain that everyone realises how wise it is to buy time and the fact that Lautaro and his representatives have long refused to address the issue in public cannot be understimated.