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OFFICIAL: Ranocchia and D’Ambrosio Sign One Year Extensions

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The veterans will be staying in the blue side of Milan through the 2021/22 campaign

FC Internazionale Milano v Udinese Calcio - Serie A Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Inter has announced that Danilo D’Ambrosio and Andrea Ranocchia have signed one-season contract renewals. Despite rumors of the duo possibly leaving once their contracts ran out amidst interest from several other clubs on the peninsula, Inter will have the veterans around for at least one more season.

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MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano are delighted to announce that Danilo D’Ambrosio’s contract has been renewed. The defender, born in 1988, will stay at the Club until 30 June 2022.

MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano are delighted to announce having reached an agreement for the renewal of Andrea Ranocchia’s contract: the defender, born in 1988 and an Inter player since 2011, will remain at the Club until 30 June 2022.

D’Ambrosio and Ranocchia both had deals expiring this summer but more than deserved another go. Even at 32 and 34 years old respectively they’ve proved to be trusty depth pieces in recent seasons and combined for 19 starts and a total of 1,831 minutes of action in the 2020/21 campaign. D’Ambrosio can fill in anywhere on the right flank, from center back to wingback. Ranocchia, on the other hand, offers a steady presence in the middle of Inter’s back three. As important as a strong starting XI is, having depth pieces like D’Ambrosio and Ranocchia can make a difference as well. Simone Inzaghi is known for relying on veteran players (Lazio’s roster had one of the highest average ages in Serie A last season) and Inter can’t afford to splash in the market on bench players, so renewals for known quantities like D’Ambrosio and Ranocchia are no-brainers.

Forza Danilo! Forza Andrea!