5 New Serie A Players Extend Contract

After the summer transfer window closes, Serie A clubs begin to focus on keeping important players. The trick is none other than to increase the duration of employment plus salary.

One of the Serie A clubs to do so is AC Milan.

The Italian giants, who spent 230 million euros on players’ shopping over the summer, have secured their young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on July 11. The 18-year-old was tied up to June 2021, with a dramatically increased salary, reaching 6 million euros per season.

In the near future, I Rossoneri will also soon extend the flagship winger contract, Suso. The Spanish national team player added another three-year contract, until June 2022.

Currently, Suso still has a contract valid until June 2019. In addition to renewed contract, the 23-year-old player will also be raised salary, from one million euros to three million euros per season. Reportedly, he will sign the agreement on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Before Suso, there are some Serie A players who officially renewed his contract recently. Liputan6.com summarizes five of them.

Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi is one of the players who was saved from the coveted big clubs. Yes, Sassuolo’s attackers are wanted Chelsea, Juventus, Roma, and Inter Milan.

Starting August 24 yesterday, Berardi has certainly not going anywhere. Because Sassuolo has extended his contract until June 2022.

Berardi is a player of the Sassuolo academy. He penetrated the senior team in 2012. September 2013, he was bought by Juventus for 4.5 million euros, but the Old Lady let him remain in Sassuolo for two seasons.

However, when his borrowing runs out in the summer of 2015, Juventus remain in no mood for his services, and instead sells it back to Sassuolo for 10 million euros. Since then, Berardi’s game has grown and now Juventus is tempted back to him.

Berardi is included in the ranks of young Italian players who are currently shining, along with Federico Bernardeschi and Andrea Belotti. The Italian team coach, Giampiero Ventura also promised to put the 23-year-old into his squad for the 2018 World Cup, although until now it has not materialized.

So far, Berardi has recorded 43 goals and 33 assists in Serie A in 113 appearances. Along with its prominent appearance, the selling price is now in the figure of 25 million euros.

Ivan Perisic

Inter Milan finally able to breathe the relief after fencing Croatian winger, Ivan Perisic with a new contract, Friday (08/09/2017). The Manchester United (MU) target player is tied for the next five years, or until June 2022.

In his new contract, Perisic also raised his salary to 4.5 million euros plus bonus, from the previous 3 million euros per season. This step is done Inter to make Perisic at home at San Siro.

In addition, news circulated that in his new contract deal, I Nerazzuri also make anti-MU clause for Perisic. However, so far there has been no confirmation about this.

Yes, before, during the summer transfer market yesterday, MU repeatedly tried to bid. Last bid reached 39 million pounds sterling. However, Inter insisted it would not release the 28-year-old player under the price of 48 million pounds.

This season, Perisic again showed his commitment with Inter with a brilliant game. He has contributed one goal and three assists in the first two Serie A games.

Cristian Ansaldi

Before Perisic, Inter Milan also renewed the contract of Argentine left-back Cristian Ansaldi on August 31, which is valid until June 2021. However, on the same day, Inter just released it to Torino with the status as a loan player for two seasons.

Torino paid 2 million euros to Inter to borrow the services of Ansaldi. Juventus city club is obliged to redeem it in 2019, with an additional cost of 2 million euros more. After officially joining Torino, Ansaldi also delivered a farewell to Internisti.

“I really want to stay with Inter. But reality says another. I was not disappointed. I want to get more playing time. Thanks to the fans who are always good to me, “said the 30-year-old defender.

Luigi Sepe

Napoli seems to have prepared a long-term replacement for Pepe Reina. He is Luigi Sepe, the native goalkeeper coached by their own academy. The proof, the 26-year-old Italian goalkeeper was renewed his contract on 31 August, for another five years. Thus, he was bound until June 2022.

However, so far Sepe has not been revealed yet. I Partenopei is still more confident with Reina, whose contract will expire in June 2018 and was rumored to be joining PSG.

Sepe’s chances of becoming Napoli’s main goalkeeper next season are wide open, as another goalkeeper, Rafael, will also run out of contract next year. Neither Reina nor Rafael seem to be renewed by Napoli.

Simone Edera

Torino made a wise decision, extending his talented young winger’s counterpart, Simone Edera. The Italian Under-19 player was given a new contract valid until June 2021.

Edera last season was loaned to Parma during the second half of the season. This season he has a chance to appear in Serie A, although only 18 minutes, namely when Torino beat Sassuolo 3-0, 27 August.

Edera is an original player coached by Torino academy. He has been loaned to Venice for six months in 2016. With his left foot, he can be placed in the right wing and left wing.

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