Gennaro Gattuso had terminated his Milan contract by mutual consent, handing back roughly 90% of the salary he was owed.
Then, he gave up more to help ensure Napoli employees received full pay during Covid-19.
Now, reportedly he is ready for cutting his own wages to make the Victor Osimhen deal happen. He is willing to take a hit to enable Napoli to land the Nigerian Striker.
Gennaro Gattuso refused to accept a £4.8m contract payout after resignation in 2018-19 season, instead insisting that the money should go towards paying the salaries of the backroom staff who lost their jobs following his resignation. He had finished the 2017/18 campaign in sixth position, improving to fifth place this season, and missing out on Champions League qualification by a point. As Milan failed to get back into CL Gattuso resigned, with him making just one request before leaving his post. Had Gattuso been sacked, Milan would have to pay him the €11m remaining in his contract, He instead chose to step aside voluntarily, renouncing the payment and reportedly requesting to use the money to pay the two-year salaries of all of his backroom staff.