Beppe Marotta believes that Inter Milan are not adhering to any strict deadlines as far as some key contract extension talks.
Speaking to journalists at the Sport Industry Talk Sala Buzzatti, as reported by FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri executive also gave his thoughts on Sunday’s match against Juventus and on his own contract extension.
Inter are working to try and secure the futures of a number of key squad members with new contracts.
There are situations like those of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matteo Darmian.
The two veteran former Premier League players see their current deals run out at the end of next June. But they’re still in the picture for next season as well, as far as the club are concerned.
But just as important as the players whose contracts expire in just a few months are some players whose deals still have a little while longer to go.
Players like Lautaro Martinez, Nicolo Barella, and Federico Dimarco are currently under contract at Inter until the end of June 2026, for example.
But the Nerazzurri want to reward all three with new deals.
This is part of an effort to preserve the spine of his Inter team.
These negotiations are among the club’s priorities.
But as Marotta explained, there is not a precise timeline that he and his colleagues are following.
Marotta: Inter “Don’t Have Precise Deadlines” In Contract Extension Talks
As far as whether Inter could wrap up any of these negotiations by the end of the years, Marotta said that “We don’t have precise deadlines.”
“As I often say, contract extensions have two sides. On the one hand, the players. And on the other, the club.”
“And both want to wrap up this objective with a positive conclusion,” the Inter CEO remarked.
“So I would say that if it isn’t by the end of 2023, then it will be by the beginning of 2024”.
As far as reports that Inter will extend Marotta’s own contract at Inter until the end of June 2027, the executive said that “I’m happy when the owners propose extending my contract.”
“I can only be proud and grateful,” he continued.
“My response, and that of my colleagues Ausilio and Baccin, was positive,” he said.
“Consequently, we’re happy to be able to keep working for these colours and this club.”
And Marotta also gave his thoughts on the Serie A draw away to Juventus over the weekend.
“Beyond the result, it’s the performance that gives us comfort,” the Nerazzurri CEO said.
“The team, when they went behind, managed to come together and level the score,” he noted.
“That shows how we’re continuing to grow and mature,” he said.
“Under the direction of a young coach in Inzaghi. So this bodes well for our future.”