Friday, 28 August 2009

[Mercato] Sneijder joins Inter

Inter's search for an attacking midfielder has ended with the signing of Wesley Sneijder from Real Madrid for a reported 15million euros.

Wesley Sneijder ( Dutch international has signed a four-year contract with the Italian champions after two seasons in Spain, where he scored eleven goals in 52 Primera Liga appearances, helping Madrid win the championship in 2008.

"I think Inter is an amazing club, one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I'm very happy to be a player of Inter," Sneijder told a press conference. "[The transfer negotiation] has been long, but finally I am here."

Sneijder started his career with Ajax, spending five years at the club and picking up two Eridivisie titles before moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 25-year-old has been capped 55 times by the Netherlands representing the Oranje at every major international tournament since his debut in 2003, aged 18.

He joins fellow summer signings Samuel Eto'o, Diego Milito, Lucio and Marko Arnautovic in Jose Mourinho's new-look squad and could make his Serie A debut in the derby with AC Milan on Saturday night.

Source: UEFA

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