Inter Milan will spend around €6.62 million in the 2023-24 fiscal year to sign Marko Arnautovic from Bologna.

This according to Italian news outlet Calcio e Finanza, who detail the amount that the Austrian international striker’s wages and the transfer fee to Bologna will end up costing the Nerazzurri.

Inter have decided on Arnautovic to be their new striker signing for the upcoming season.

The former West Ham United and Stoke City veteran wasn’t necessarily the Nerazzurri’s first choice.

There have been flirtations with Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun. Gianluca Scamacca came onto Inter’s radar before Atalanta beat them to the punch.

In recent days Porto striker Mehdi Taremi has emerged as a major target.

Even Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was a player Inter looked into over the past few days. However, the Bavarians are not interested in selling the Cameroonian.

But with little more than a couple weeks to go before the summer transfer window closes, and less than a week before the season begins, it is Arnautovic who Inter have decided to make the decisive move for.

What Arnautovic Will Cost Inter In Fee & Wages

Arnautovic will sign a two-year contract with Inter until the end of June 2025.

Calcio e Finanza note that Inter have agreed a deal with Bologna to sign Arnautovic for €8 million plus €2 million.

Therefore, in terms of the fiscal year of 2023-24, the Nerazzurri will amortize half the cost of the initial fee that they pay the Rossoblu, across the first of two seasons on his contract. This will mean around €4 million on the club’s balance sheet.

Meanwhile, there is the matter of the 34-year-old’s wages.

Reports have suggested that Arnautovic will earn around €2 million net per season.

Given that the Growth Decree applies to Arnautovic’s wages, this means Inter will pay €2.62 million gross per season.

Therefore, in 2023-24, Inter will spent €6.62 million in total to sign Arnautovic.