Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti is hopeful that Milan Skriniar decides to make a long-term commitment to the Nerazzurri.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Il Giorno in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the Vice-President noted that a number of players regretted leaving Inter in the past, as he reflected on the possibility of Skriniar saying.

At the moment, Skriniar’s future at Inter is up in the air.

The 27-year-old’s contract situation means that, should he decide to seek a new challenge, he could leave at the end of the season on a free transfer.

However, the club are pushing to agree a contract extension with the defender, and recent reports have suggested that the talks are headed in a positive direction.

For his part, Zanetti feels that there are deep reasons why the Slovakian could decide to agree a new deal so that he can stay at Inter for a long time to come.

“I often talk with the guys, and Skriniar brings something special in terms of his work ethic,” Zanetti said of the Slovakian.

“I was like that in the past,” he continued, “talking little, but showing a lot.”

“I hope he can stay with us for a long time,” the Vice-President said of Skriniar.

He noted that “When I arrived in Milan, Inter was perfect for me, and I spent the rest of my career here.”

“Many of my teammates at the time decided to move to other clubs,” Zanetti noted, “over time they confessed to me that it was a big mistake to leave Inter. “