A report in the Italian media highlights two major factors that could drive Denzel Dumfries out of Inter Milan in the summer.

The Dutchman joined the Nerazzurri in the summer of 2021 as a direct replacement for Achraf Hakimi who signed for Paris Saint-Germain at the time.

The 27-year-old had his highs and lows during his first two campaigns in Italy. However, he finally appeared to be hitting his stride earlier this season.

Nevertheless, an injury in early December hampered his momentum.

The Netherlands international returned to action in January but has yet to start a match. Instead, Matteo Darmian has cemented himself as the first option on the right flank.

Moreover, Tajon Buchanan joined the club during the winter transfer window, and is now waiting in the wings for his opportunity.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the growing competition for places could push Dumfries out of the door.

After losing his automatic starting berth, the player’s summer exit is becoming an increasingly bigger possibility.

The Two Aspects That Could Prompt The Divorce Of Inter Milan & Denzel Dumfries

The second essential factor that could spell the end of the wingback’s time at Appiano Gentile is his contract situation.

The former PSV Eindhoven star is running on a deal that will expire in the summer of 2025.

The Dutchman currently earns around 2.5 million euros per year. The management is offering to raise this figure to 4 million in addition to performance-related bonuses.

Nevertheless, the player seeks a net salary of 5.5 million euros. However, an agreement based on this figure is highly unlikely, especially following the abolishment of the Growth Decree.

Hence, a summer divorce appears to be a likely resolution. Inter will be looking to sell the wingback instead of losing his services for free a year later.