First Contacts Between Lazio & Expiring Inter Goalkeeper Handanovic

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio have opened talks with expiring Inter shot stopper Samir Handanovic as they look for a new goalkeeper.

As reported by Italian media outlet Calciomercato.com last night, the 37-year-old Slovenian shot stopper’s contract expires with the Nerazzurri at the end of this season and it’s unclear whether he’ll sign a short-term renewal or leave on a free transfer next summer.

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Lazio are still looking for a new goalkeeper, with both Thomas Strakosha and Pepe Reina’s contracts expiring in June next year. As such, they are still on the search for a new number one and so have started exploratory contacts with Handanovic.

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Initial talks have only just begun but the idea could begin to take shape as next month’s transfer window develops, with sporting director Igli Tare looking for low-cost options.

The 37-year-old Handanovic, who has been with Inter since the summer of 2012, has made 25 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2250 minutes. In that time, he has conceded 20 goals and kept 11 clean sheets.

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