Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was expected to possibly leave his team, and he was reportedly unhappy with his contract.
However, Liverpool has managed to hold off Inter Milan’s pursuit of him and re-sign him to a three-year contract.
Skrtel’s new contract with the Reds will run through 2018, according to The Times.
The Slovakia international’s agent, Karol Csonto, admitted that the news of Inter Milan going after Skrtel was real.
“I confess that there were not rumours, the interest from Inter was real. The deal did not go ahead, but there was not contact made,” Csonto said to the Liverpool Echo.
Skrtel is now 30 years old, and he will be looking to help Liverpool recover from a traumatic ending to their 2014-15 season.
They lost, 6-1, to Stoke City in their final game of the season, which put manager Brendan Rodgers’ job in jeopardy.
The Reds have decided to move forward with their boss for the time being though, and they have made splash signings in Danny Ings and James Milner.
Skrtel will provide valuable veteran experience, as he made 33 starts for Liverpool and increased his career total to 212.