Friday January 28 2011
Official: Pazzini signs for Inter

Inter have announced the signing of Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini who "absolutely didn't expect" to leave Genova this January.

The 26-year-old Italy international completed a medical this morning and moves to San Siro in a transfer worth €12m in cash.

Jonathan Biabiany has also been included in the deal. He joins Sampdoria in part-exchange.

Speaking to the Inter Channel, Pazzini said: "Hello to all the Inter fans. I am very happy to be here.

"It's all beautiful here. It's a great surprise and a great emotion. I came here and I still don't understand what has happened.

"In today's football you can never know anything. This was something very quick, which I absolutely didn't expect. But I repeat I am very happy.

"I have already played in blue and black [with Atalanta]. Now I find these colours again.

"There is a lot of desire and enthusiasm to do well on my part."

Pazzini will wear the No 7 shirt. It remains to be seen whether he plays this weekend.

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