The massive sign-on bonus offered by Paris Saint-Germain is likely to have been the decisive factor in convincing defender Milan Skriniar to leave Inter.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews, who claim that the addition of a bonus worth more than twice the yearly wage offered by the Nerazzurri on top of a big pay raise is likely to have pushed things over the edge for the 27-year-old.

It has never been any secret that PSG have been able to offer Skriniar significantly higher wages than Inter have done in their contract extension offers to the former Sampdoria defender.

However, this has not been all that the Parisians have been offering the Slovakian.

The French champions have been prepared to offer Skriniar an additional bonus worth more than twice the €6 million net per season annual wage that Inter have put forward to the player.

Given that this is on top of a big increase in his wages, the Corriere della Sera suggests, this was probably the factor that finally convinced Skriniar to reject the Nerazzurri’s offer of a new deal to try his luck in the French capital.