Inter Milan have reportedly decided to give Matteo Darmian a pay rise as a recognition for his valiant services.
The 34-year-old joined the Nerazzurri from Parma in the summer of 2020 and has been a reliable presence in various playing positions ever since.
The former Manchester United player is originally a fullback, but Simone Inzaghi has also been deploying him as a centre-back back since last season.
Despite running on an expiring contract, the player’s future is not in doubt.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Nerazzurri have the right to renew the player’s deal for another season thanks to an automatic renewal clause.
Nevertheless, the management has another plan in mind.
Instead of renewing the player’s contract on similar conditions, Inter would like to reward Darmian with an improved deal.
This would come as a recognition of his great dedication to the cause over the past years.
The former AC Milan and Parma defender currently earns 2.5 million euros per season.
Inter Milan Aiming To Reward Matteo Darmian With A Pay Rise
On another note, the source believes Federico Dimarco and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be the next two Inter players to sign contract extensions.
The Italy wingback has a deal that runs until 2026, but the club would like to secure his services on a long-term deal.
On the other hand, the Armenian veteran is running on an expiring contract. However, Inter are looking to maintain his services as he remains a key player in Simone Inzaghi’s tactical jigsaw.