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Mercato: Welcome To Inter Stefan de Vrij

In one of the worst kept secrets of the transfer market, Stefan De Vrij has announced that he has joined Inter from Lazio on a free transfer.

Speaking to reporters on Monday while on international duty the defender said this about his move to a Champions League club.

”My transfer to Inter Milan from Lazio is now official. I have signed a 5-year deal.

”I wanted to focus on Lazio and achieve the goals that we set as a club. We Wanted to qualify for the Champions League but we have qualified for the Europa League next season.

”In our last Serie A match v Inter Milan it was not easy. I wanted to play well and everybody will have their opinion about events but I can look myself in the mirror and know that I gave everything during the match and the people that know me well and the Lazio staff know that too.

”This season with Lazio was a very long season where I played more than 50 matches and now I want to concentrate on the Dutch national team.

”I believe that Inter Milan will be a great step for my development as a player and I wanted a new challenge and I really enjoyed my time at Lazio and I believe that we have achieved all we can at the club.

”I believe that it is only a good thing that I will be playing at Inter Milan and Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool. It can only be good for Dutch football.”

The 26-year-old defender will slot right into Inter’s starting XI alongside Milan Škriniar, giving Luciano Spalletti once of the best center back pairings in Serie A from which to build his defense around.

What do you think of the signing? Are you happy with it?