Inter make Ansaldi deal official

Ansaldi is Inter's third summer signing

Inter make Ansaldi deal official
Ansaldi in training | Photo:

Inter Milan have officially announced the capture of Cristian Ansaldi through a statement on their club website.

A three-year-deal has been agreed on and the transfer fee involved is believed to be around the €6 million mark.

The Argentine full back was purchased outright by Genoa earlier in the mercato and instantly moved on to the nerazzurri although there was never any official confirmation from either club. 

Ansaldi has been in training with Inter since they returned for pre-season and joined the team on their US tour - and impressed when he featured - after Inter and Genoa struck a deal to allow this while other parts of the deal were formalised.

Laxalt goes the otherway

Laxalt will remain in Genoa | Photo:
Laxalt will remain in Genoa | Photo:

In the same statement, the San Siro outfit also announced that Diego Laxalt had moved to Genoa outright having spent the last 18 months on loan with them.

The Uruguayan international joined Inter in 2013 and was loaned out every season firstly to Bologna then Empoli and most recently Genoa as aforementioned.

The 23-year-old winger made 26 Serie A appearances over the course of his loan with the grifone and has agreed on a two-year-deal at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Third addition this summer

Ansaldi is the nerazzurri's third summer signing and second in the full back department after left back Caner Erkin signed on a free from Fenerbahce in the club's first summer move.

Sandwiched inbetween the moves for the full backs is the transfer of midfielder Ever Banega from Sevilla. The capture of the Argentine has been considered a real coup and all deals address manager Roberto Mancini's wishes to add experienced heads to the mix. 

A fourth addition in Lazio's Antonio Candreva is expected to follow shortly and it can be argued that alongside a ruthless Juventus they've had one of the best mercato's among Italian clubs.