The reason that Inter didn’t sign a replacement for veteran goalkeeper Samir Handanovic this summer is due to financial constraints.

As discussed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin in yesterday’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Libero, the 37-year-old Slovenian shot stopper made an elementary mistake in the 3-1 win over Hellas Verona, gifting the Gialloblu a goal with his misplaced pass to Marcelo Brozovic.

Handanovic is still Inter’s number one goalkeeper this season, despite the fact that his contract expires next year in 2022.

The Nerazzurri didn’t sign a replacement for the 37-year-old veteran this summer, however, due to the financial constraints that also explain why Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi were sold.

Inter have around a year now to decide which goalkeeper will be their long-term replacement for Handanovic, who has served the club faithfully since signing back in 2012.

Last season, Handanovic made 37 Serie A appearances, keeping 15 clean sheets and conceding 33 goals.