Inter Milan have extended the contract of defender Matteo Darmian in order to continue applying the tax benefits of the Growth Decree to his wages.

This according to Italian news outlet

Now it’s official. Inter have extended the contract of defender Darmian until the end of June 2025.

The Italian international’s previous deal had been set to expire at the end of next June.

But Inter decided to extend Darmian’s deal a further season.

Even now well into his mid-thirties, Darmian has continued to be a key player for Inter.

The ex-Manchester United and Torino defender’s versatility has meant that he has started regularly at both right-wingback and right-centre-back.

Therefore, there was never much question that Inter would extend Darmian’s contract.

But as far as the timing, there is a specific reason why the Nerazzurri have done so prior to the turn of the year.

Inter Can Apply Growth Decree Tax Benefits To Matteo Darmian Contract Extension

Inter will benefit from the Growth Decree on Darmian’s wages for the duration of the contract.

This is because the Nerazzurri have made it official before the end of the year.

At the end of 2023, the Italian government will scrap the tax benefits of the Growth Decree in football.

But by depositing the contract extension with the Lega Serie A before then, Inter will keep the benefits.

Darmian has been benefiting from the tax benefits of the Growth Decree ever since 2019.

That was when the veteran defender made the return to Italian football from Manchester United. He joined Parma for one season.

Darmian continued to qualify when he joined Inter twelve months later, in the summer of 2020.

And that has been the case ever since.

Therefore, Darmian will also be eligible in his current contract extension.

The Italian will earn around €3.2 million net per season, the Gazzetta reports.