Inter and Al Nassr have reached agreement on a €23M fee for Marcelo Brozovic, but the player is buying time and upped his demands to move to Saudi Arabia. The suitors offered him a three-year contract with a €20M salary. The Croat replied by asking for the same amount but throughout two seasons, Sky relays.
The midfielder would rather join Barcelona, but the Catalans aren’t ready to table an offer at this stage. They’d have to spend €18/19M, while he’d get a three-year deal at €7/8M wages. He’s particularly enticed by the prospect of succeeding Sergio Busquets. They recently added Ilkay Gundogon on a free transfer from Manchester City at the position.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Blaugrana could finance the Brozovic deal by selling Franck Kessié to a Saudi Pro League team. However, such talks are only at their preliminary stages. Plus, it’s not so certain that the ex-Milan star would accept the destination.
Our Take on Brozovic, Al-Nassr, and Barcelona
It’s refreshing to see that not all footballers only care about money. The Nerazzurri, which might have been a little too quick to think that the matter was solved, can only hope that the resolution arrives in a short l amount of time; otherwise, it may end up costing them the Sassuolo ace, as Milan could be quicker. However, Sandro Tonali hasn’t formally left either.
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