Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta: “Alexis Sanchez Left In The Summer To Cut Wage Bill, Not Because Of Simone Inzaghi’s Request”
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has revealed that the reason that the club allowed Alexis Sanchez to leave in the summer transfer window was purely financial, and not because coach Simone Inzaghi didn’t want the Chilean to stay.
Speaking to Chilean news outlet La Tercera, via FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri CEO also spoke about the departure of another Chilean international in the form of Arturo Vidal.
Sanchez left Inter last summer, having spent three seasons at the club having joined from Manchester United in the summer of 2019.
The former Barcelona, Arsenal, and Udinese man left to join Marseille in Ligue 1 after his contract with the Nerazzurri was terminated by mutual consent.
Given that the 34-year-old was one of the Nerazzurri’s highest earners before he left, and the club was looking to slash their wage bill in order to meet financial goals, the player’s departure did not come as too much of a surprise.
“Sanchez left for financial reasons,” Marotta explained of the Chilean’s departure, ?we needed to lower the wage bill but I can assure you that it was not a request made by the coach.”
Marotta then added of former Juventus and Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal that “Vidal’s departure was for personal reasons.”
“Our sports project is moving towards the integration of more young players, such as Kristjan Asllani, who’s just twenty,” the CEO noted.