Transfer news

Inter confirm Forlan deal

August 31, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of striker Diego Forlan from Atletico Madrid.

Diego Forlan
GettyImagesDiego Forlan is now an Inter Milan player after replacing Russia-bound Samuel Eto'o

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Forlan, 32, has signed a two-year contract with the 2010 Champions League winners and arrives as a replacement for Samuel Eto'o.

''Diego, welcome to Inter,'' read a statement on Inter's website. ''His stats tell the story of a top player that wants to continue to write new pages of his beautiful career with Inter.''

''This is an important moment,'' said Forlan. ''I have arrived to join a great team. I am mature and I have the right experience. To be here now is beautiful.''

The former Manchester United player expects to adapt to life in Italy and Inter in no time.

''I speak a bit of Italian,'' he said.''I studied Italian when I was young and although I have forgotten some words, I hope I will pick it up very quickly.

''To know a little bit of Italian will make it easier for me to adapt. I am very happy here, Milan is a wonderful city and even more beautiful are the Inter fans.''