Evergreen veteran keep to go on until 42.
Veteran Inter Milan stalwart Javier Zanetti is hoping to secure a new deal with the club that would see him through to the summer of 2015, by which point he will be 42-years-old, Sky Sports reports.
The Argentine legend has entered into the final year of his current deal with the Nerazzurri, and he has expressed a desire to remain with them for another year or two yet.
“I would like to remain and give my contribution to this great family that Inter is,” Zanetti told www.inter.it.
He made his long awaited return to action this weekend during the side’s 2-0 victory over Livorno, having missed the previous seven months with a ruptured Achilles tendon that he sustained during the game with Palermo in April.
“The game against Livorno was a game full of emotion,” he said.
“After so much time away from the pitch, I dreamt of such a night.”
Zanetti joined Inter from Argentinian club Banfield in 1995 and is presently just 43 appearances short of matching Paolo Maldini’s appearance record of playing 647 games in Serie A.
“With Inter, the aim is to return to have a starring role and for the time being we are doing this,” Zanetti said.
“The Italian league is difficult and there are many teams that compete for the same aims as we do.
“But we are working well and we want to fight for something important.”