Gazzetta dello Sport also claims: the renewal of Samir Handanovic is very close. It would mean an almost entrie career with the Nerazzurri for the Slovenian. It’s all in place, the contract only awaits the signature of the most Italian of Slovenes – as it reads – this is so far his sixth season at Inter, having spent thirteen years in Italy overall. “I’ve spent so much time here that I even think in Italian in day to day life, I’m happy here, I’ve never hidden that”, he said several times.
Sabatini’s and Ausilio’s proposal is a contract until 2021, at which point Samir will be 37 years old: which could mean he reaches the likes of Walter Zenga in terms of numbers, the most appeared Nerazzurri goalkeeper in history with 473 appearances, 328 of them in Serie A. “The hope of Handa, like all at the club is to have even more chances to improve his numbers by playing in the Champions League.”