Edin Dzeko has been the main beneficiary of Romelu Lukaku’s long absence, with the veteran striker emerging in a more than expected fashion. His contract expires in June. An extension seemed out of reach in the summer, but things may have changed.
according to Gazzetta dello sportThe 36-year-old has long been fascinated by the idea of ending his career in the United States. This was his plan after completing his original two-season contract with Nerazzurri. Even so, the chance of continuing to play a meaningful role at a top club could easily delay him.
The biggest hurdle in the talks will be wages, with Dzeko currently earning €6.5m a year, on par with Inter’s highest paid players. On the other hand, if he agrees to split them in half, the club will be more than happy to keep him in place. The decision will come in late spring after evaluating how you hold up from a physical point of view.
Lukaku’s precarious health will also be a factor. The beloved He is fully expected to extend the term of his loan, but they are now wondering how much it will cost. They will spend 22 million euros between fees and his salary for this season. Given the time he missed, they paid 46,000 euros for every minute he spent on the field. Returning it would be equally or more expensive.
Our position on Inter and Dzeko
The Nerazzurri It will be hard to find a better backup for the Belgian star, but there is still a long way to go before the summer. Much will depend on the form of the teammate in the second half of the campaign.