It was confirmed yesterday that Dries Mantels will receive a new three-year contract at the San Siro, extending his current deal at the Serie A club until 2022.
Mantels’ contract is set to expire at the end of the 2018/19 season.
His current deal, which was made effective from the end in 2020/21, was set to see him earn €15m in 2019/20.
The 25-year-old is currently the third highest paid player in Serie A behind Juventus’s Andrea Pirlo and Milan’s Carlos Tevez.
According to the Financial Times, Morton confirmed the deal with the Nerazzurri, stating “We’ve got a good contract, a contract that is in line with the standards of the Serie B. We can go further with Dries than we could have done before.
Mastroeni’s departure was initially greeted with a collective ‘Ouch!’ from many supporters, but he was eventually able to salvage the deal, with the striker earning €11m this season.”
It’s the best club in Europe and it’s one of the biggest in the world.”
Mastroeni’s departure was initially greeted with a collective ‘Ouch!’ from many supporters, but he was eventually able to salvage the deal, with the striker earning €11m this season.
In total, Mantels is currently second only to Andrea Pignatelli in Serie B, with his €30m transfer fee making him one of the top earners in the league.
While Mertels is certainly not a household name, the forward’s career has already seen him achieve a number of milestones.
In February of this year, he scored an incredible goal in the 3-1 win over Sampdoria in the Champions League quarter-finals, and on Saturday, Mantel’s goalscoring record in Serie C ranked second highest in the competition.
On the season, he has netted five times in four matches, which would see him score in a record six straight games.
Mantel also scored in the 1-1 draw against Udinese on Saturday in Serie A, his first goal in Italy since January.