Inter Milan Must Sell Four Players In Summer To Bring Wage Bill Down To €100M/Year
Inter could see their wage bill cut significantly during the summer, with the departures of four players in particular from the squad likely to see some big savings on gross salary costs.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that exits for Marcelo Brozovic, Romelu Lukaku, Samir Handanovic, and Denzel Dumfries could see the Nerazzurri’s total gross wage bill drop from €134 million per season to €100 million.
Inter’s current wage bill comes to €134 million gross per season, and whilst this is less than was the case last season, the club are still targeting a further reduction during the upcoming summer.
The target, according to Tuttosport, is to reach around €100 million gross per season when all is said and done.
To this end, four particular exits could be key to the Nerazzurri reaching their goal.
One in particular would be the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku.
There is no guarantee that the Nerazzurri will bring the 29-year-old back on another loan deal from Chelsea for next season.
If the club decide against extending Lukaku’s loan then they would save on gross wages that, even despite the player having agreed a significant wage cut compared to what he earned at Chelsea, still make him among the highest gross earners, and the player with the highest net wages in the squad.
Meanwhile, Brozovic is also a player who has been linked with a summer sale, and were the Croat to be on his way then the Nerazzurri would be able to save on wages that are among the highest gross amounts at the club following the new deal that he signed last spring.
Captain Samir Handanovic could also leave when his contract expires, and Dumfries is linked with a sale – these would results in further reductions.
Going the other way, the likelihood that midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and defender Alessandro Bastoni will be given big money new deals will see an increase in the overall gross wage bill at Inter.