How Inter can cut their wage bill dramatically

by | Jul 23, 2021 21:45

Inter director Alessandro Antonello said he wanted to cut the cost of the squad by 15-20 per cent, but that might not be as difficult as it seems.

The Nerazzurri sold Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for €70m and more could follow, as the Scudetto winners aim to balance the books.

A large part of the problem mentioned repeatedly by Antonello and fellow director Beppe Marotta is the cost of wages.

Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen are the top earners in the side on €7.5m per season, followed by Alexis Sanchez on €7m, Arturo Vidal €6.5m, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ivan Perisic €5m.

They have already managed to slice €24m per season off the bill by selling Hakimi (€5m), Antonio Candreva (€3m), Ashley Young (€3m), Matteo Politano (€1.6m), Dalbert (€1.2m), Daniele Padelli (€0.5m), Sebastiano Esposito (€0.1m) and Zinho Vanheusden (€0.1m).

Radja Nainggolan (€4.5m) and Valentino Lazaro (€1.5m) are in negotiations for transfers to Cagliari and Benfica respectively.

Vidal is on the market, but it’s reported he could terminate his contract by mutual consent, which would save another €6.5m.

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