Dalbert, who had also attracted interest from Liverpool, moves to Italy for a reported fee of €20 million plus a 20% sell-on fee.
“Last summer, Nice took a chance on Dalbert and it turned out to be a great decision,” an announcement on the Inter website read.
“The Brazilian established himself as one of the most interesting left-backs in Ligue 1, as he made 33 league appearances; one in the French Cup and four in the Europa League.
“During this positive campaign, he was a key figure as Nice kept the pressure on Monaco and Paris Saint-Germany [sic], ultimately finishing third and securing a Champions League spot where they will now face Napoli after beating Ajax.
“Under Lucien Favre, Dalbert showed great physical and technical ability as he got up and down the flank and he came up with four assists last season. Furthermore, he was the Nice player with the most crosses (94) and the most dribble attempts (100).”
In his first interview as an Inter player, Dalbert told the Inter channel:
It is a very important day not only for me but also for my family,” said Dalbert.
“I am realising a dream that I’ve had since I was a child and I’m very happy to have achieved this goal. I hope to help Inter reach the top and win titles. The negotiations were complicated but I wanted to get them done. Being here now having completed this objective is very important. Today I am very pleased to be part of this project. I want to be happy here and I hope that the effort is worth it in the future.”
“I have not yet had the chance to speak with anyone,” he added. “But I hope to adapt well here. It is a very competitive championship with great players and some top clubs like Inter. It’ll be a difficult road ahead but I hope things can go as well as possible.”
“As for the fans, they’ve waited a long time and sent me lots of messages, encouraging me to come to Inter,” he concluded. “I want them to know that I’ll do anything to defend these colours. I hope things go well and that we can make them happy.”
Dalbert, who can play as a wing back and a winger, is the seventh signing for Inter in the summer window, after Spaniard Borja Valero, Uruguayan Matias Vecino, Argentinian Facundo Colidio, Slovak Milan Skriniar, Italian Daniele Padelli, and Danish Jens Odgaard