PENS IN HANDS, READY TO SIGN - Inter ready to give Handanovic a lifetime contract (2022), also extension and huge wage boost for Lautaro
Pens are in hand as Inter are ready to give its players new contracts. After D’Ambrosio, only announcement is missing in this case, the next one should be Handanovic. This is the will of the club and it has already shown it to the goalkeeper. It will not be long before all sides get the signatures on paper, it could already happen this month.
The Slovenian currently makes €3.2M until 2021 and he has the total trust of the club on the technical level but as a leader in the dressing room. Last year, when given the armband, Handanovic handled the situation well without complicating things. His performances did the rest, the award for the best goalkeeper in Serie A last season is there to certify him.
It will not be difficult to extend it until 2022, with the same wages, and at that point, he would be 38 years old. And so, this is a lifetime contract.
Another player who is about to be rewarded is Lautaro Martinez. The Argentinian only earns €1.5M, lowest salary together with those of Lazaro, Ranocchia, Gagliardini, except for the goalkeepers in Padelli and Berni and the young center back Bastoni.
The last meeting at the end of August between Inter and agent Carlos Alberto Yaque led to progress on the issue. The club’s idea is to bring it up to €3M, extending the agreement to 2024. The release clause of €111M signed at the time of his arrival should remain unchanged despite the fact that Marotta is not a fan of release clauses.
Compared to Handanovic, it will take a few more weeks to get the final yes. But this is the matter that Inter do not want to drag out for too long: the idea is to close by the end of 2019.