Conte veteran special for Inter: Kolarov becomes the 12th player in his thirties

Conte veteran special for Inter: Kolarov becomes the 12th player in his thirties

After a private jet brought him to Milano following the obligations he had with the national team of Serbia, Aleksandar Kolarov passed the medicals and signed a contract with Inter!

While a big transfer for the team, it's not so much for the financial department of Inter as Roma only received €1,000,000 with another €500,000 in bonuses. Although Kolarov will earn a nice sum in his one-year contract - €3,500,000 after tax! Nerazzurri have the option to extend the deal for another year if the Serbian proves himself.

The 34-year-old became the 12th player at Antonio Conte's disposal in his thirties, alongside Samir Handanovic (36), Ashley Young (35), Daniele Padelli (34), Diego Godin (34), Antonio Candreva (33), Andrea Ranocchia (32), Radja Nainggolan (32), Danilo D'Ambrosio (31), Kwadwo Asamoah (31), Alexis Sanchez (31), and Ivan Perisic (31). Although Radja and Ivan are most likely to leave the club.

But the affection Conte has for veteran players is known and they love him back, Kolarov's agent Alessandro Lucci commented on the deal.

"A great satisfaction, a great opportunity. If Conte was important? Absolutely," said the Italian agent before joking about how long ago the negotiations started.

Conte can utilize Kolarov as a left-back, or a left wing-back in case of his tactics, but also as the left-most centre-back, a role he fulfilled under Pep Guardiola for Manchester City.

This is the third Italian club the Serbian has signed for as his international career started at Lazio. He represented two sides in his home country, Cukaricki and OFK Beograd. Interestingly, the media in Serbia are reporting on the move as the pinnacle of Kolarov's career, as getting to the best club of his career. Man City fans might disagree but history can't be denied.

Inter has so fared brought in Alexis Sanchez on a permanent basis, finalized the signing of Nicolo Barella, and purchased Achraf Hakimi for €40,000,000. A deal for Arturo Vidal is expected in the coming days and a high fee is not to be expected.


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