Julio Cesar has confirmed that he is on the verge of leaving Inter after being frozen out of the club’s plans.
The goalkeeper has two years left to run on his contract, but Inter have made it clear that he is no longer wanted after the capture of Udinese ‘keeper Samir Handanovic.
“They have been seven beautiful and successful years, but, in a few days, my adventure in the Inter shirt will end,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
“I would like to thank all of you fans for the support you have given me and I hope you have a lot more success to enjoy.”
The South American was signed by Inter in January 2005 from Flamengo. After an initial six-month loan spell at Chievo, he returned to the Meazza and eventually replaced Francesco Toldo as the No 1.
The highlight of Julio Cesar’s Inter career was that 2010 treble winning season when the club won the title and Champions League under Jose Mourinho.
But Inter have a new boss in charge, and the club has been selling, or releasing, its older players in an attempt to lower its wage bill and get into compliance with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules.
It’s unclear at the moment whether Julio Cesar will have his contract rescinded, like Lucio and Diego Forlan, or whether Inter can find a buyer for him.
The almost 33-year-old could now move to England, perhaps Tottenham, or possibly back to his homeland in Brazil.