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Spalletti Says Dalbert Has a Lot To Learn

Luciano Spalletti has praised new signing Dalbert but admitted that the left-back “has to learn some things” if he is to be a success at the club.

The Brazilian joined Inter from Nice this week for an initial fee of €20 million and is widely seen as an excellent prospect. However, Spalletti believes that Dalbert needs to be fully committed in order to adapt to Inter’s style of play.

“He’s an important prospect” Spalletti told Sky Italia.

“He has to learn some things for our football though, and the margins are thin. It’ll take commitment, we’ve already said that and he’ll do it.”

Having made his senior breakthrough at Academico de Viseu, Dalbert joined Vitoria de Guimaraes in 2015 before making the switch to Nice the following year.

Dalbert caught the eye with his performances for Nice last season as he averaged six defensive actions per game, while he also retained possession effectively, completing 87% of the passes that he attempted.

Furthermore, he provided a significant attacking threat, creating 23 chances and succeeding with 55% of his attempted take-ons.

Inter Milan signings this summer

Matias Vecino – Fiorentina – £21.6 million

  • Milan Skriniar – Sampdoria – £20.7 million
  • Dalbert – Nice – £18.05 million
  • Facundo Colidio – Boca Juniors – £5.4 million
  • Borja Valero – Fiorentina – £4.95 million
  • Daniele Padelli – Torino – Free

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