Double swoop for Inter Milan

2021-08-16 10:04:42 1984

Inter Milan have made a quickfire double swoop by signing Edin Dzeko from Serie A rivals Roma and Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries from PSV Eindhoven.

All change at Inter

Much has changed at Inter since they were crowned champions, with manager Antonio Conte being replaced by Simone Inzaghi and top scorer Romelu Lukaku and influential full-back Achraf Hakimi both sealing big-money moves.

But Inter have been quick to replace those departures with Dzeko and Dumfries sealing moves to the San Siro on Saturday.

The 35-year-old striker Dzeko arrives from Roma, where he scored 119 goals in 260 games, while he is also a two-time Premier League winner with Manchester City.

Dzeko is Bosnia's all-time leading scorer, with 59 goals in 114 appearances, and helped his country qualify for their first major tournament at the 2014 World Cup.

He has signed a two-year deal, while former PSV skipper Dumfries has penned a contract running through to June 2025.

The 25-year-old right-back starred as the Netherlands reached the last 16 at Euro 2020 and was one of the tournament's breakthrough players, grabbing goals against Ukraine and Austria.

Keen arrivals

Speaking to Inter TV, Dzeko said: "It feels great to be here. I'm thrilled. This is a great opportunity for me and I want to thank the coach and the directors for showing so much faith in me and believing I can still make a difference."

Dumfries added: "The feeling is amazing. I'm very happy to join the champions of Italy. It's a big opportunity for me and I'm happy to be here.

"I think I'll fit in at Inter as they play with five at the back, as I have done with the Netherlands."