By selling Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for 70,000,000 euros with bonuses, they filled the gap in the coffers and partially extinguished the financial fire that has been burning in recent months. But Inter is not done with outgoing transfers for this summer.
On the contrary. The Italian champion is ready to say goodbye to six more players who are marked as surplus in the composition of Simone Inzaghi, after the forced transfer of Hakimi - of which a good part of the money will go to resolving the debt to Real Madrid for the transfer of the Moroccan from Madrid last summer.
Inter is doing that for one simple reason - to take the burden of 28,500,000 euros off its back, which it has to set aside annually for the salaries of Alex Sanchez, Arthuro Vidal, Radja Nainggolan, Joao Mario, Dalbert, and Matias Vecino.
It’s simply too much of a burden for players that Inzaghi doesn’t count on. That is why the directorial tandem of Marotta - Ausilio was scattered around Europe in order to resolve controversial issues and, if possible, earn something from their sales.
The closest to the transfer is Dalbert. The Brazilian defender is on the verge of moving to Trabzon according to the loan formula, with a mandatory purchase next summer for 7,000,000 euros. That transfer should be completed maybe in the next 48 hours since an agreement has been reached between the three parties.
With his departure, Inter will remove 2,500,000 euros from the payroll. The saga between Joao Mario and Inter could finally end next week. This transfer definitely did not pay off for the Nerazzurri on any grounds, because the Portuguese midfielder has played practically only one year since the summer of 2016.
Sanchez, Vidal, and Vecino
Already at half of the second one, he moved to West Ham on the first of three loans, and then he went to Lokomotiv Moscow and Sporting Lisbon, where he was until recently. He was supposed to continue in Sporting, but Mario led secret negotiations with Benfica, where he reached an agreement on personal terms of cooperation.
The clubs have not yet agreed. Inter is asking for 8,000,000, Benfica is offering 5,000,000 euros. Sporting has the opportunity to equalize Benfica's offer if they want to, although the problem arose because Inter did not inform the people from the ranks of the Portuguese champions about the interest of the city rival, which caused a lot of dust.
It is mentioned that the Nerazzurri have to pay a penalty of 30,000,000 euros for violating the clause, which would be disastrous for the club, so another solution will probably be sought as a way out of this situation.
Inter wants to get rid of him because they do not really intend to pay almost 5,000,000 euros for his income. There are also Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. The two of them are among the highest-paid players in the club with a salary of 7,000,000 and 6,500,000 euros, respectively.
In the end, the most uncertain thing is what will happen to Matias Vecino. He almost didn't play last season, barely 350 minutes. He has permission to go, his agents are looking for a club, and Inter is hoping for some kind of compensation to amortize the money invested in him. There is still a lot of work ahead of the people from the Giuseppe Meazza stadium.