Defender Silvestre signs for Inter

06 July 2012 05:17

Palermo's Argentina defender Matias Silvestre on Friday signed for Serie A rivals Inter Milan in a deal worth an estimated 8 million euros.

The 27-year-old will replace Juventus-bound Brazilian Lucio at the northern Italian club.

Silvestre is reported to have signed a two-year loan deal worth 2 million euros with an option to buy fixed at 6 million euros, according to the Italian press.

He becomes Inter's third recruit for the new season after Argentina striker Rodrigo Palacio (Genoa) and Slovenia goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Source: AFP