Inter Setting the Stage for Inzaghi Contract Extension

Even amid the recent slide, Inter have had little doubts about moving forward with coach Simone Inzaghi. Although, after they first surfaced a month ago, they put the extension talks on hold to focus on the Scudetto race. They virtually re-gained control of it in Round 32. They are two points below Milan, but they have a game in hand.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the coach and president Steven Zhang hit it off last summer. The front office as a whole appreciates his methods. The powerbrokers believe he could helm a multi-year winning cycle. The narrow victory over Juventus, on top of being a potential turning point of the campaign, was a signal that the boss has the ear and the trust of the locker room.

Inzaghi and Inter will resume negotiating right after the end of the season. He is currently under contract until 2023 with €4.5M wages. The parties will likely come to terms on a deal that runs through 2025. His salary should rise to €6M per year.

The boss wishes most of the current linchpins will stay in the summer. He received reassurances that Nicolò Barella, Milan Skriniar, and Alessandro Bastoni will be untouchable in the next transfer market window. Inzaghi and the Inter brass agree that the top priorities will be to find proper backups for Edin Dzeko and Marcelo Brozovic, the publication adds. The Nerazzurri will have to self-finance in the summer. Therefore, big offers for Lautaro Martinez will be taken into consideration, should they come.