Tuttosport have an article today on the situation of Armando Izzo.
It’s explained that during the summer the defender fancied moving to a ‘more prestigious’ club, and would have liked to earn more money. He’s currently near the top of Torino’s earning tree, with a salary of €2m plus bonuses which is likely to be after tax.
According to the claims, the player’s entourage went around other clubs trying to get offers, but the best they came up with was way below the €40m the Turin club would have deemed acceptable.
Tuttosport say the best offer was ‘€25m put on the table by Everton’.
There’s been suggestions of interest from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AS Roma, but none of them went as far as it’s claimed Everton did.
As a way of compensation, Izzo was handed a new contract which sees him through to 2024, and in the deal is a release clause, valid for all clubs, which is ‘close to the €40m’.
Towards the end of June it was reported the player’s agent had travelled to England, which would fit in with the claim he’d been looking for a destination. Back then it was also reported that Everton wanted the player.
It’s unlikely the Toffees would go close to the clause amount for the 27 year old, at least as a first offer should they return.