Inter Milan are ready to exercise their option to extend the contract of versatile defender Matteo Darmian very soon.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.
At the moment, Darmian’s contract with Inter runs out at the end of next June.
The veteran former Manchester United and Torino signed a one-year extension last season.
However, there is an option for a further season included in the deal.
This is an option on the part of the club. Inter can unilaterally trigger it in order to extend the 33-year-old’s contract until the end of June 2025.
And according to Tuttosport, the Nerazzurri intend to do just that. They want to secure Darmian’s future soon.
The Italian international remains an important part of the team.
Inter To Extend The Contract Of Matteo Darmian Soon
Last season, Darmian showed that despite being well into his thirties, he is more important to Inter than ever.
The former Manchester United and Torino man played regularly at right centre-back. This was to cover for Milan Skriniar whilst the Slovakian was out with an injury.
Skriniar left for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. But Inter signed Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich to replace him.
Therefore, it looked as though Darmian would be more of a backup player than regular starter for Inter this season.
But an injury to Pavard means that it now seems clear that the 33-year-old would continue to be the regular starter on the right side of the defense for a number of weeks to come.
And Darmian has shown no signs of slowing down.
He has continued to show his consistency, as well as versatility.
There may have been some skepticism about Darmian when Inter signed him in 2020.
But so far the veteran defender has covered well on the left and right flanks, and in defense.
And Inter believe that he can continue to do so very proficiently for some time into the future.
Darmian should soon have his contract extended for another season.