Earlier on Tuesday, we covered a story breaking in Italy that Tahith Chong’s agent was in a meeting with Inter about a potential move to Italy for his client.
The Manchester United youngster’s contract is up in the summer, meaning he will be a free agent in June, which led to some rather wild contractual demands, as the Italians wouldn’t have to pay a transfer fee.
FC Inter News reported that Chong was asking for €12m over the next five years ‘with a first year wage of €2m, which then gradually rises to €2.2m in the second, €2.5m in the third, €2.7m in the fourth and finally €3m in the final year’.
Add to that a commission of €6-7m, and we’re looking at a contract most veteran footballers would be thrilled with.
It seems Inter’s train of thought was similar, as the same website are now covering the Serie A side’s counter offer, which is said to be a €1.2m/year deal that could reach €2m/year through (we’re guessing) incentives plus €1.8m in commission.
That’s far more reasonable, and it seems Mohamed Sinouh (Chong’s agent) will now return to his client with the contract proposal and discuss it with him.
More on this in the near future, undoubtedly.