Nerazzurri captain Samir Handanovic expects that his future at Inter Milan will be dealt with after the Champions League final.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the Nerazzurri beat Torino 1-0 in their final Serie A match of the season, via FCInterNews, the 38-year-old made clear that for now the focus is on Istanbul, and then there will be time to consider whether he stays or goes afterwards.
Handanovic’s contract is one of a number at Inter which runs out at the end of this month.
Therefore, there are only a few weeks left for he and the club to decide on whether or not he’ll stay.
Handanovic still has an important role behind the scenes at Inter. However, there is no doubt that the arrival of Andre Onana has meant he’s no longer first-choice.
Accordingly, the Nerazzurri captain could say goodbye and look for somewhere he can play regular football.
Alternatively, the Slovenian veteran could hang up his boots entirely. The 38-year-old could reportedly have a role in the Nerazzurri coaching staff lined up.
Samir Handanovic: UCL Final First, Then Think About Inter Milan Future
In the meantime, however, Inter have the Champions League final to focus on.
The Nerazzurri will hardly want any distractions at this moment in time. In one week, Manchester City await Inter in what could be their toughest match of the season.
Asked about his future, Handanovic replied “I don’t know.”
“Look, we have a week in the meantime where we have to think about the match,” he said, stressing the importance of the final. “Then we’ll think about personal matters.”
And of what the Champions League final represents, Handanovic replied “Let’s say it’s the most difficult test of a footballer’s career because it’s at the very top, the best of the best.”
“We’ll need to play the very best match of our season, and maybe of our lives,” he reflected. “So I don’t know.”
“But it will be tough for them too,” he added.