Inter have all but completed the signing of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
With Samir Handanovic set to turn 34 in July the Nerazzurri are keen to start preparing for life after the Slovenian, and it would appear they have chosen the talented 19 year-old to be his heir between the sticks.
Gazzetta dello Sport report that Inter have reached an agreement with Zorya Luhansk, Lunin’s current club, to sign the youngster in a deal worth €6 million, with an official announcement expected as early as next week.
“Lunin will initially be sent on loan to another Serie A club for at least one season, but most probably two,” they write.
“Several clubs have expressed an interest in the player and over the coming days Piero Ausilio will evaluate what the best solution is for him, in order to aid his development and give him experience before making the big step up to the Nerazzurri, who for the moment remain in the extremely safe hands of their 33 year-old Slovenian giant – Samir from Ljubljana.”
Juventus and Arsenal were also strongly interested in the player but Lunin’s personal preference was to sign for Inter, having been convinced by the sporting project Piero Ausilio had presented to him.
Lunin has played 29 games in goal for Zorya Luhansk this season, including six in the UEFA Europa League, and made his full debut for the Ukrainian national team in their friendly against Saudi Arabia on 23 March.