Ismael Bennacer had a tough start to his Milan adventure, under manager Marco Giampaolo, but he has since become an undisputed starter in the team. And a new contract could soon be in place for him.
As reported by Tuttosport this morning (via MilanNews), there is a €50m release clause in the Algerian’s current contract (he earns €1.5m plus bonuses per year). It’s only valid for clubs abroad and the amount has to be paid in a single instalment.
An important figure, in other words, which few teams can pay especially in these times with the COVID crisis. However, Milan are not too fond of the clause as Bennacer has performed on levels where you could argue he’s worth more.
Per the newspaper, therefore, they are considering to offer a new contract with a pay rise and thus remove the clause. An alternative could be to increase the value of it, setting the price at a level they are more comfortable with.