Inter have informed the agent of wingback Matteo Darmian that any talks regarding whether or not his contract, which is currently set to expire at the end of June 2023, will be extended will not begin until the spring.
This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri have spoken with the 32-year-old’s agent Tulio Tinti and told the agent that they do not plan to discuss his contract situation this early in the season.
Darmian’s current deal is set to run out at the end of June 2023, meaning that of the club do not offer him an extension he will be available to leave on a free transfer at the end of the current season.
The player would naturally like some clarification regarding his future, and a new deal can hardly be ruled out considering he continues to be an important player under coach Simone Inzaghi as he also had been under Antonio Conte.
There could be more urgency for the Nerazzurri to offer Darmian a new deal earlier than the spring depending on the role he continues to play over the rest of the campaign, but for now they have made their stance clear to his agent that contract talks will only happen in the spring.