This was a post I wrote six years ago today when Cristian Chivu signed a new contact at Inter. One that kept him at the club until he retired on 31 March 2014.
Chivi was one of those unheralded players who was never a star, but was a key player in the treble winning side of 2010. In his six seasons at Inter he won 3 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italia’s, 2 Supercoppa Italiana, 1 Champions League and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.
Cristian Chivu has signed a new contract with Inter Milan that will keep him at the club until 2015.
The Romanian defender, who joined the club from Roma in 2007, agreed to the new terms following assurances that he would play in his favoured centre-back position, according to his agent.
“He has just extended the contract with Inter for another three years,” Gigi Becali told Radio Mana Mana.
“There are no clauses in the contract about which position Chivu will play, but Stramaccioni and Branca have assured me that he will mostly play at centre-back, except in emergency cases, where he would play at left-back.”
Interesting that Strama and Branca assured Chivu that he can compete for a centre-back position. I don’t think that Chivu is good enough defensively to play that position for Inter, especially against good strikers.
Am I wrong on this?