Zanetti wants to play for Inter through 2014

AP, Tuesday 11 Oct 2011

Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti says he wants to continue playing for two more seasons—until he’s past 40

International defender Zanetti (Photo: Reuters)

The 38-year-old Zanetti’s contract expires in 2013, but he tells the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper “that my run isn’t finished.”

Speaking after receiving a career award at the Golden Foot awards in Monaco on Monday, Zanetti adds, “If my legs don’t betray me I would like to extend the contract for another 12 months. … I’ll sign a blank paper and president (Massimo) Moratti can decide the salary.”

Zanetti is in his 17th season with Inter, having made his Serie A debut with the club in 1995.

The Argentine defender has played 760 matches in all competitions for Inter — 90 in the Champions League—and scored 21 goals.

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