Inter are considering all possibilities as they consider their insurance options in case Denmark and Nerazzurri is not able to make a playing return for the club.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport report that the two likely outcomes will depend on whether the 29-year-old’s absence from the squad is temporary or permanent.
It has been unknown for the past week whether a return to a football pitch would be possible with medical clearance, but yesterday’s development of the player being fitted with a heart implant provides some clarification.
Should the device be temporary then there is a chance that the player could return to playing for Inter, while if it is permanent he will not be able to.
In the former case, it is thought that Inter could invoke coverage which would see the player’s salary covered with the club being fully reimbursed for the duration of his medically-enforced absence.
If the player is unable to resume, however, Inter’s option may be to seek the immediate termination of his contract.
This option per an agreement between the AIC (Italian Players Association) and the Italian Football Federation which allows for such immediate termination (Article 15, point 6 of players’ agreement).
Inter are not believed to have subscribed to “patrimonial” coverage which would protect the Danish playmaker’s special value as an asset, as the use of such coverage is rare among football clubs.