Inter Center-Forward Closer to Getting New Contract

Edin Dzeko and Inter could meet halfway in the negotiation to re-up his expiring deal, allowing the striker to stay in Milan for another season. The veteran opened to the possibility of signing a one-year contract, while he had demanded two beforehand, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The marksman could accept €5M, slightly less than his current €6M salary. Instead, the Nerazzurri had proposed a way inferior sum in the event of a longer pact. The talks aren’t on their home stretch, but the parties cleared a big hurdle. It’s up to the team whether to accept the new proposal or let him go.

Dzeko discussed his future from Bosnia.

“I’m 37, and I’m still here. This means that I still have a lot of desire to play. Many retire at my age, but I’m not there yet. I feature every three days with Inter, and I don’t want nor need a break in these two weeks. I’m eager to contribute to the national team to help it gain a historic qualification for the European championship. We didn’t manage in the past for multiple reasons. Everything depends on us now.”

Our Take on Inter and Dzeko

The pay cut might not be as large as the team hoped, but it’s a step forward nonetheless. He’s less expensive than Romelu Lukaku, and there hasn’t really been any difference between the two this season, although there’s still time to disprove that. They aren’t technically mutually exclusive, but they should, as the Nerazzurri need a younger and more exuberant striker with different traits. Economically and logically, it makes more sense to keep the Bosnian, who’s a less cumbersome presence.

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