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Bayern Munich weighing Ivan Perisic options with his salary structure

Winning multiple pieces of silverware could help Bayern pay Perisic’s wages if they decide to keep him.

Bayern Muenchen v Tottenham Hotspur: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich still has to make a decision on the future of Ivan Perisic. On his current loan deal from Inter Milan, the option to buy him for the additional 20-million Euros has expired, but Bayern is still keen on trying to keep the Croatian in Munich. The loans for both he and Philippe Coutinho have been extended so that they can take part in the DFB-Pokal final and the rest of Bayern’s Champions League campaign, but for Perisic, Bayern wants to try and negotiate a fee with Inter to keep hold of him.

Per a new report from SportBild, Bayern is still weighing the possibilities of how, exactly, they can financially afford keeping hold of Perisic. The coronavirus caused most clubs throughout Europe to take massive financial hits and while Bayern may have been better equipped to deal with the situation than most other clubs, they still took a hit as well. Perisic’s wages are pretty high, and as it currently stands, they depress Bayern’s overall salary structure.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It’s uncertain when, exactly, the next transfer will be and how long it will remain open for, but Bayern wouldn’t really feel the financial effects from the coronavirus until next season. Winning the remaining two titles at stake, though, could help their case in being able to keep hold of Perisic.

If Bayern was to win both the DFB-Pokal and the Champions League to complete another historic treble, they could receive premiums that they could put towards players wages and/or transfer fees. If they win the DFB-Pokal, they’ll get an extra 4.5 million Euros. Additionally, if they make it to the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal, they’d get 15 million Euros, plus an additional 4 million if they win it. These bonuses would certainly give Bayern more flexibility with their finances, added with fees they will potentiality receive from the sales of players like Corentin Tolisso and Thiago Alcantara, who have both been linked with moves away from Munich.

Of course, getting these bonuses is just an “if” right now, but Bayern has a very realistic chance of securing another treble and the lucrative bonuses that would come with it.

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