Dalbert, who is also capable of playing on the left side of midfield, brings something that Inter have been looking for years in a left back. And that is speed, strength, and defensively sound, a rare trait in modern full backs.
Does he get caught out in behind sometimes? Of course, no flying full back is perfect, but Dalbert is able to make up for it with his timing in interceptions and his ability to know when to make a tackle and spring the counter attack.
Dalbert’s speed and power makes him difficult to stop when he attacks and Mauro Icardi should benefit from his crossing ability,
While he is mentioned as a left-back, Dalbert is capable of filling in at both left-back and midfield, proving to be a great outlet in both positions but it’s in the deeper position where he had more success with Nice.
His versatility means that he can play in various systems, but he could really flourish as a wingback, having more license to roam forward and concentrating more of his game on creating goals knowing he has players back to cover him.
Dalbert is a huge step up from Yuto Nagatomo and his directness and productivity will make him a fan favorite this season.