Veteran Goalkeeper Alex Cordaz Set to Come Back to Inter

Crotone goalkeeper Alex Cordaz could soon become an Inter player after his side suffered relegation from Serie A this season. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the veteran keeper will arrive in Milan later today to sign a short-term contract.

Cordaz was a rare shining light in Crotone’s underwhelming 2020-21 Serie A campaign. Well into the autumn of his professional footballing career, the 38-year-old is desperate to remain in Italy’s top-flight for another season before hanging up his boots.

The Italian came through the ranks at Inter but only managed one senior appearance at the age of 19. After a series of loan spells, Cordaz ultimately left the Giuseppe Meazza to link up with Treviso back in 2006.

Before joining Crotone in 2015, Cordaz was mostly roaming between Italy’s lower divisions. He was part of the Pythagoreans side to clinch Serie A promotion in 2016-17, and this season has been his third in the top-tier competition.

Even though he is likely to play second fiddle to the omnipresent Samir Handanovic, Cordaz is keen to finish his career at his boyhood club. 

Meanwhile, Inter would benefit from the goalkeeper’s return, considering his inclusion would free a slot in next season’s UEFA Champions League squad. Given that he is the club’s homegrown player, he would not take up a registration spot.

Newly-appointed Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has Ionut Radu and Filip Stankovic at his disposal. But one of them is likely to leave Lombardy in order to accommodate the space for the arrival of Cordaz.