Rade Krunic Wants to Double His Milan Salary to Pen New Deal

Milan midfielder Rade Krunic asks for a substantial pay rise to commit to fresh terms at the San Siro. According to Gazzetta dello Sport via MilanNews, the Bosnia & Herzegovina international aims to double his current salary. 

Krunic’s career at Milan has gone through a rollercoaster in recent months. He was close to cutting ties with Rossoneri in the summer. However, Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce failed to come to terms with the Serie A pacesetters. It led to the 30-year-old’s involuntary stay, which eventually turned into a massive coup for Stefano Pioli’s side.

After being on the fringes of the Milan squad in recent years, Krunic has developed into one of the most significant cogs of Pioli’s set-up in 2023/24. He had been an indispensable part of a three-man midfield alongside Tijjani Reijnders and Ruben Loftus-Cheek before succumbing to a thigh injury in late September

While working on his recovery ahead of the upcoming Serie A clashes against Juventus and Napoli, Krunic seems to be negotiating a contract renewal with Milan. His current annual wages stand at €1.5 million per season. But he believes his recent showings earn him a substantial rise. 

On the other hand, Milan are reluctant to go beyond the €2.5m per season threshold to get a deal over the line. Moreover, the Italians are in no hurry to extend Krunic’s contract. His current one expires in 2025, which gives them plenty of time to assess their options. 

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