Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, who came to Milan in January on a six-month contract, gave up his March salary after being unable to play a single match during the match due to injury.
At 34, Mandzukic has only played five games in the ‘Rossonera’ shirt, including only one as a starter in the Europa League round of 16 against Red Star Belgrade on 18 February. That is also his last meeting in which he has participated due to a left thigh injury.
Mandzukic was called up for the Serie A match last Saturday in Parma (1-3) and could reappear on Sunday against Genoa, in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended.
Mandzukic, whose contract includes an option to stay at Milan for an additional season. he has a salary of 300,000 euros a month.
Milan revealed that the amount corresponding to the salary not paid to Mandzukic in March will go to the club’s Foundation to support “projects in favor of young people in conditions of socio-economic and educational fragility”.
“This exceptional gesture demonstrates the ethics and professionalism of Mario Mandzukic,” praised Paulo Scaroni, president of Milan.