Inter would save €25 million if players want to forego two months’ pay, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport. Today, President Steven Zhang met with players, requesting that they take a pay cut to assist the club financially. The meeting lasted about 45 minutes, according to Il Corriere Della Sera, and Zhang would need to speak with each player separately over the next few days.
According to reports, Antonio Conte was not present at the meeting, but players were informed they would collect their bonuses for winning the trophy. Inter could save up to €25 million before taxes if anyone decides to take a pay cut, according to the study, but the Nerazzurri will have to ratify the deals before June 30, the end of the financial year.
Inter would have to distinguish their agreements based on whether the players’ contracts expire, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport. Players whose contracts expire on June 30th, for example, could be more hesitant to strike a deal with the club.
Inter will face Roma on Wednesday, so individual meetings with players could start on Thursday, according to Il Corriere Della Sera.
Inter Paolo Di Canio voice his opinion
Paolo Di Canio, a former Serie A forward, has voiced his opinion. After Inter ordered their players to take salary cuts.
Former Serie A striker Paolo Di Canio has said that if he were in the same condition as the Inter stars, he would consider a pay reduction.
Although many people have differing opinions on the topic. Paolo Di Canio says he will consider such a bid from the club.
“If the club is in trouble, I would gladly take a pay cut to help them,” Paolo Di Canio told Sky Sport Italia.
“Football players get it well and make a lot of profits. It would have been unfortunate to take a pay cut during the Scudetto season, but I would have welcomed it. Common sense is required,” says the author.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Inter players and coaching staff support this. According to reports in Italy, some of the players were skeptical of the proposal, while others dismissed it. Perhaps not what the Inter players had wished for just days after winning the Serie A championship. We’ll have to wait to see how this one turns out.