Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the Italian club must reduce its wage bill to keep its business sustainable in the face of the financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inter won its first Serie A title in 11 years at the start of May, but reports in the Italian media say players and staff have been asked to sacrifice two months’ wages to help ease the economic situation.
“The COVID-19 phenomenon has hit hard a business that was already difficult to sustain,” Marotta told TG3.
“Now the main objective is to reduce costs, therefore also wages, which have a big impact, and then we must make the most of the resources at our disposal.”
On Thursday, La Repubblica reported that Inter players and staff had refused a plea from club president Steven Zhang to give up two months’ wages.
Marotta said earlier…