Inter are ready to offer captain Samir Handanovic a new contract past next summer, but only to stay on as the backup to Andre Onana.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri are willing to keep the 37-year-old on after Onana’s arrival, but will only offer net wages of €3.2 million per season, half of what he currently earns.
Onana has been earmarked as the long-term replacement for Handanovic at Inter, with the club ready to finalize the 25-year-old’s signing in the coming weeks having already secured his agreement.
The Cameroonian is expected to come right in as the first-choice goalkeeper starting next season, but there could still be a place for Handanovic at the club.
However, the Slovenian could remain at the club past next summer when his current deal expires, with Inter ready to offer him a new deal as the deputy to Onana.
Moreover, the captain could be given a role as the starting keeper in the Coppa Italia, for example.
It remains to be seen if the 37-year-old will be willing to accept a deal on reduced terms and with the expectation that he would be primarily a backup.