Inter are able to benefit from the Growth Decree on Romelu Lukaku’s wages in his first two seasons, allowing them to pay reduced taxes on his wages.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Belgian’s wages were subject to the Decree during his first season with the club, but that the Nerazzurri are able to use the Decree for his second season as well.
Lukaku arrived from Manchester United in the summer of 2019, costing the Nerazzurri €70 million, and the player still weighs on the club’s balance sheet for €39 million.
The Growth Decree would be applicable to last season, leading to a 50% saving in taxes for the Nerazzurri, should the player depart from the club later in August, which now looks like a strong possibility with Chelsea pushing hard for his signing.
This will not be a major consideration for the Nerazzurri in deciding whether to accept an offer from the English side, but could play into their thinking as they look to meet financial targets this summer.