The party in Cagliari, the Uruguayan defender was still seduced by the Rennes project. But Italian taxation has played a bad turn on the Bretons.
One of them led to Diego Godin, the former defender of Atlético Madrid and not really calm at Inter Milan. Seeing the name of the Uruguayan international associated with the Breton club surprised more than one and despite a signing in Cagliari, the course was not just a smokescreen.
In today’s edition, Ouest-France reveals that Godin was more than interested in the Rennes project and would not have said no to joining Brittany. After taking information from Edinson Cavani and Antoine Griezmann, the former pillar of Atlético was seduced by the speech of Julien Stéphan, the coach, and Florian Maurice, the sports director.
50% of tax-exempt income
While everything was in place for a two and a half year contract to be signed with a pay cut, Diego Godin finally had to postpone Rennes’ progress. In question ? Italian taxation.
In 2019, the Italian government expanded the “flat tax” so that foreign taxpayers could benefit from a “discount” on their taxes on the sports professions. If the taxpayer stays in the boot for two years, he can benefit from very favorable tax terms (50% of income that is exempt from tax) for five years.
Godin, however, has only developed during one season at Inter Milan and a departure to Rennes would have driven him to have to repay the tax benefits for this first season. Too high an amount for the Uruguayan who will therefore join Sardinia rather than Brittany.