Inter and Calhanoglu Set to Stick Together for a While

Inter will move on to less pressing extensions once they have taken care of the most urgent ones, and Hakan Calhanoglu falls into such category. He’s under contract until 2024. Both parties are keen on prolonging his stay, Calciomercato informs.

The Nerazzurri want to seal the deal with Milan Skriniar as soon as possible. There’s momentum towards an agreement. Stefan De Vrij will be next in line. The talks with Matteo Darmian, Edin Dzeko, Matteo D’Ambrosio, and Samir Handanovic, whose deals are up in June, will take place during the World Cup.

Calhanoglu is comfortable at Inter, and he’s keen on staying, the outlet relays. He joined on a free transfer from Milan last summer. He has accumulated 63 appearances in the past season and a half, recording 10 goals and 17 assists.

The Turk has replaced the injured Marcelo Brozovic as a deep-lying playmaker in the last few matches. The teammate will return soon, but it’s not certain that the midfield will go back to its previous configuration.

Our Take on Inter and Calhanoglu

The Nerazzurri like to hold onto their veterans, if anything, because they don’t have to spend to replace them. The matter might take time, as they’ll have to discuss the wages. He’s at an age where he could seek his final major payday and ask for a larger salary, while the club might prefer to keep things as they are while tacking on more years.

The more immediate question is whether Simone Inzaghi should stick with him as a regista once Brozovic is back. He has the technique and vision to handle it, but they have to weigh that against pulling him away from the box, defusing his shooting ability.

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