Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin has reportedly pledged his future to Inter Milan. However, the timing of his arrival remains uncertain.

The young custodian turned 22 this week. He has already cemented himself as a stalwart for both Shakhtar and the Ukrainian national team.

But with his contract expiring in 12 months, the shot-stopper is eager to embark on a new career adventure.

But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Nerazzurri aren’t willing to meet Shakhtar’s hefty asking price for Trubin.

Instead, Inter would be willing to wait for the player’s contract to expire before signing him on a free transfer next summer.

Shakhtar Donetsk Goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin Has Pledged To Join Inter Milan But The Timing Remains Unknown

As the report claims, Trubin has already given his word to the Nerazzurri. He’s determined to join the Serie A giants either this summer or next year.

So we shall see if this pact will stand the test of time with other suitors (like Benfica) lurking around.

Moreover, this strategy could have severe consequences for the player. As we reported earlier today, Shakhtar are threatening to bench Trubin for the entire season if he reaches an agreement to join Inter for free a year later.

Aside from Trubin, GdS also mentions a list of goalkeepers that Inter are monitoring for the second-fiddle role.

While Yann Sommer should eventually complete his transfer to Appiano Gentile, head coach Simone Inzaghi will also need a second-choice goalkeeper.

The shortlist includes Sampdoria’s Emil Audero, Sassuolo veteran Andrea Consigli and 24-year-old Bento Matheus Krepski who plays for Athletico Paranaense.

For his part, the young Filip Stankovic managed to impress during the Japan tour. However, the management will likely send him on loan to gain valuable experience.