Inter Milan have extended the contract of Federico Dimarco until June 2026.
Dimarco has made 24 appearances for the outfit so far in 2021/22 after spending last season out on loan with Hellas Verona.
Inter Milan Extend Contract of Federico Dimarco
Federico Dimarco Couldn’t Wait to Sign
Having been with Hellas Verona, Dimarco missed out on Inter Milan’s league-winning campaign under Antonio Conte. However, they again now have a live chance and he has played his part this season.
Last season, he scored five and assisted five in 35 Serie A appearances for Hellas Verona, who finished tenth.
The 24-year-old left-sided player now finds himself a handy option for Inter, who lead the title chase by four points to city-rivals AC Milan.
Dimarco recently told Italian outlet Tuttosport (via Sempre Inter): “I prefer to stay focused on the pitch and not get distracted, but if I’m honest, I can’t wait to sign.”
Inter have today confirmed his extension, allowing him to maintain his focus on the pitch as they look to take advantage of their four-point lead at the top.
The Nerazzurri also have it all to play for in Europe, with Dimarco admitting they go in as underdogs: “We will face one of the three strongest teams in Europe, it will be tough. We go in as underdogs, but we are Inter and we will do everything we can.”
Simone Inzaghi Has Built on Conte’s Work
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte brought the Serie A title back to Inter for the first time in 11 years last summer, completing a remarkable job in ending Italian football’s era of dominance that he himself had started at Juventus.
Following Conte’s departure, there would no doubt have been an element of concern, especially with Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi leaving the club, that Inter might fall back into that hole of chasing, and being satisfied with Champions League football again, however, the former Lazio boss, Simone Inzaghi has kept them fighting to defend their crown and deserves all the credit.
The summer saw some impressive recruitment with the likes of Hakan Calhanoglu crossing the city on a free transfer and the additions of Edin Dzeko and Denzel Dumfries, among others.
Dimarco added in his Tuttosport interview: “The coach makes us feel very good. On a personal level he has an excellent relationship with everyone, the group is very close.”
More to Come
Fabrizio Romano reports that Inter Milan haven’t stopped in looking to extend the contracts of players. They are in talks with Marcelo Brozovic, whose current deal is set to expire in 2022, and Ivan Perisic, who remains an important figure at the club.
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