Pazzini: "You can't say no to Inter"
Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini has revealed he could not resist the lure of Inter Milan and has agreed to join the Serie A champions.
Pazzini, 26, is due to have a medical on Friday before completing a €12 million transfer the San Siro that will also see Jonathan Biabiany go in the opposite direction.
A statement from Inter read: ''Inter Milan have signed Giampaolo Pazzini on a permanent transfer from Sampdoria. The player will be unveiled tomorrow. As part of the deal, Inter have transferred Jonathan Biabiany to Sampdoria.''
The 26-year-old striker will make his debut in Sunday's match against Palermo and is delighted to have landed at Inter, claiming: "I leave a piece of my heart in Genova. But you can't say no to Inter."
''It's a surprise and a great joy to be here,'' Pazzini added on the club's official website. ''I still cannot believe that it has happened. I am delighted and aware that I have joined a great club.
''I have so much will to do well and I have a lot of enthusiasm. I arrive to a club that wanted me and that has given me confidence immediately. This has been important for me.''
Pazzini has scored six goals in 19 games for Sampdoria this season and is firmly in the spotlight following the departure of Antonio Cassano to AC Milan.
Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti is a keen admirer of the Italy international and said: "Pazzini is a player to look to with interest because he has great qualities."