Inter Milan have signed defender Lisandro Lopez on mortgage from Benfica, with an choice for a everlasting switch in the summertime.
Lopez, 28, underwent a medical on Monday night time, after a primary coaching session at Inter’s Pinetina coaching centre, and is more likely to make his debut on Sunday in opposition to Roma, although he shall be most likely begin from the bench and are available in in its place.
After finishing his transfer, he informed Inter TV it was a dream and spoke of his need to assist the Nerazzurri qualify for the Champions League.
He mentioned: “Taking part in for a membership like Inter, one of many largest in Europe, means rather a lot: this can be a dream.”
“I am right here to offer a hand to my new teammates in order that we are able to attain our aims. Many Argentinian gamers have performed for Inter: I can keep in mind many, however can undoubtedly point out Samuel, Zanetti, Milito, they usually have all completed brilliantly — the truth is, all of them made historical past — so I hope I can contribute too.
“For me the Italian league is without doubt one of the finest on the planet, and because of this I have been following the Serie A for a very long time; it is a extremely technical, aggressive league, so I’ll try to give my finest and be taught one thing new every single day.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to play within the Champions League with Benfica, and I am right here to assist Inter qualify.”
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— Inter (@Inter) January 15, 2018
Lopez will put on the No. 2 shirt, including: “It is a quantity that has been accompanying me for a few years, and I used to be fortunate that nobody was utilizing it right here so I might select it.”
Buying a central defender was Inter’s most pressing precedence throughout the January switch window with coach Luciano Spalletti joking final week that even his 80-year-old mom knew Inter wanted a brand new defender, however he credited the membership’s quickness for Lopez’s arrival.
“I am very proud of Lisandro’s arrival,” he mentioned. “This to me confirms that our administrators are sensible, at all times prepared, and are significantly good at anticipating the opposition in securing abilities.”