Inter Milan will get a big help in their pursuit of Borussia Mochengladbach forward Marcus Thuram from the tax benefit of the Growth Decree.
This is highlighted by Italian football finance news outlet Calcio e Finanza. The outlet note that the Nerazzurri will pay the 25-year-old €6 million net per season, which will cost them €7.8 million gross per season.
Inter’s pursuit of Gladbach striker Thuram has been a long and winding one.
The Nerazzurri had reportedly been very close to signing the Frenchman already in 2021. However, a knee injury to the player prompted them to move on to other targets, signing Joaquin Correa from Lazio instead.
However, Thuram’s availability on a free transfer this summer has reignited their interest.
The Frenchman’s contract with Gladbach runs out at the end of the current month. Gladbach’s Sporting Director Roland Virkus made clear long ago that the player has no intention of signing a new deal.
Inter have been pursuing Thuram as a summer free transfer opportunity. The Nerazzurri have been in talks with the Thuram‘s representatives since the World Cup about a potential summer move.
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AC Milan had strongly pushed to make Thuram a big attacking signing over the past couple weeks. However, Inter got in ahead of their city rivals to win the race for the Frenchman’s signature.
Barring any late surprises, the Nerazzurri will complete the signing soon.
Thuram has agreed a five-year deal with Inter. Reportedly, the Nerazzurri’s superior wage offer to that from their city rivals is a big part of the reason why.
Reportedly, the Rossoneri were offering around €5-5.5 million net per season to bring Thuram in.
Inter, by contrast, reached €6 million net per season. Whilst this is quite high by the standards of the Nerazzurri’s wage bill, the Growth Decree means that they pay just €7.8 million gross per season.
Since Thuram is signing on a free transfer, this will be the extend of what Inter pay to sign him apart from agent fees, sign-on bonuses, and commissions.