Lukaku to Inter operation has started and it would benefit both clubs financially. Offer? Perisic plus €30M
From words to action. In silence, the operation to bring Romelu Lukaku to Inter has already started. The Belgian striker is loved by Antonio Conte and it is no coincidence that the grip of Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio is slowly tightening.
The first contacts with Ed Woodward were needed to define the price of the bomber who had a down season compared to the previous one with 27 goals in all competitions. €74M was invested to bring him to Manchester from Everton in 2017, a figure that would preclude any ambition of the club of Zhang family. In fact, in these 24 months of accrued depreciation would allow the Glazer owned club to sell him for €50M to guaranteed a substantial break-even on the balance sheet.
And Inter have a plan to combine interest of both clubs thanks to the exchange with Ivan Perisic. In the past, the Croatian was targeted by the Red Devils and last summer there was talk of an offer of €35M. But that attempt was blocked by Inter’s evaluation of him which was €50M for the World Cup runner up. After one year, Inter are now open to a discount by slapping a price tag of just €30M on Perisic.
In this case, two players would exchange shirts with an economic adjustment of €30M going to Manchester United. If Woodward were to accept this formula, his club would also receive around €10M in capital gains.
In short, closing this operation would have a financial advantage, ensuring that a player (Perisic) would be very motivated by the prospect of arriving and playing for Manchester United. Same goes for Inter as the club of Suning would also receive an economic benefit: they signed Perisic for €18M four years ago.