I read it's like Barella's deal. Salary will go up year by year. So base is 5.5m and from there it goes to 6.5m during the years. I don't know, it's just too much at this point, I guess we're banking on settling for constant CL participation, even knockouts and sponsorships coming in (somehow).
I guess losing Skriniar indeed made the club realize we need to really tie these guys to good contracts. Bastoni has been great for us and he's been playing with relatively low base salary (2.8m, with bonuses all the way to 4m). Extending De Vrij with 4m or even 3.5m simply does not make any sense for us as our costs of our starting linup goes up with this contract. De Vrij needs to accept clearly lower salary because of the bench role.