Defender Silvestre signs for Inter

06 Jul 2012 17:17:11



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.

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