Super Eagles Obiora Nwankwo has extended his contract with Serie A giants, Inter Milan, for another two years.
The midfielder, who joined the former European giants from Lagos team, Eco Football Club, in January 2010, had a year remaining on his three and half-year contract, but agreed fresh terms in a new deal that will tie him to Inter till June 30, 2015.
The extension to his existing deal was signed on Thursday in Milan after the player returned to Italy from a three-week national assignment, which had him play three games for the Eagles in 2013 Africa Nations and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Though, he has not been able to establish himself in the Inter first team after fringe appearances in the 2010/2011 season, the Nerrazurri see a great future for the 21-year old and have moved quickly to tie him down following interests from other clubs in Italy, Germany and France.
Nwankwo had featured in six Serie A matches and three UEFA Champions League games for Inter and Parma before a loan spell with Serie B side, AS Gubbio 1910, in the second half of the 2011/2012 season saw him play 18 games and scoring twice in the 21-match campaign.
Despite extending his contract with Inter, the former U-20 and U-23 national teams’ star is expected to be farmed out on loan yet again to gain more exposure.