Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan looks set to become a Cagliari player on a permanent basis, but not until July.
Italian news outlet centotrentuno.com report that this delay is due to a budgetary consideration on the part of the Nerazzurri, with the player’s valuation set to decline after June.
The Belgian would have to be recorded as a more substantial capital loss were he to leave in June, so Inter prefer to keep him on until July and then allow him to depart.
The Nerazzurri are set to save €4.5 million by avoiding having to pay the 33-year-old’s salary, but could still endure some financial losses from his departure.
Inter are thought to be ready to pay out a bonus of €1 million to the Belgian at the player’s request, in order to ensure that the move is completed.
It is thought that with agreements about the timing of the move and a bonus for the player there are no impediments to the deal, and Nainggolan will be confirmed as a Cagliari player in July.