Inter look to continue with Handanovic for the next season. As reported by Calcio Mercato. Inter Milan are in a difficult financial situation. Hence, the club could forego changing their number one at the end of this season. They could keep Samir for one more season. But his contract expires this summer.
The captain has the third-highest- 371 appearances so far. He is set to surpass Ivano Bordon this season, while Walter Zenga is uncatchable. Samir got a lot of criticism earlier on in the season. So his contract was put on hold by the board. But he has given some world-class performances as of late against AC Milan and Atalanta. Still, Inter can not rely on him forever as he turns 37 this summer.
Inter to continue with Handanovic, but still, have an interest in other keepers.
Inter have reportedly identified five keepers who could become their new number one. All of them play in Serie A. The Nerazzurri have preferred Udinese’s Juan Musso to be their next man between the posts. They have considered Musso to succeed Samir given his mix of talent and skillset. De Paul is also their target. So they could try to make a double deal with Udinese. Other keepers are Cagliari’s Cragno and Atalanta’s Gollini. Although Gollini will be very difficult to sign. In addition to Musso, Cragno and Gollini, Napoli’s Alex Meret and Hellas Verona’s Marco both are also on Inter’s radar. A report in Tutto Sport claimed that Samir has been at fault for no fewer than 10 goals that Conte’s side have conceded this season.
So it all depends on the board and owners. They might want to keep their veteran for another season considering all the financial problems. But if they wish to sell him, Barella can captain Inter in the future.