Monday August 29 2011
Forlan: I'm joining Inter

Diego Forlan has confirmed he is leaving Atletico Madrid to replace Samuel Eto'o at Inter.

"I have already spoken to Inter's Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, who are my friends," the striker noted.

"I'm expecting a great challenge ahead because I am joining another big club in the shape of Inter."

After playing in England with Manchester United and in Spain with Atletico, as well as Villarreal, the South American is now looking forward to life in Italy.

"I know about Serie A from the games I've seen on television, but I'm happy to have the chance after featuring in the Liga and the Premiership.

"I like the sound of the Inter project and I appreciated their real desire to sign me," continued the centre-forward.

"I'm hungry for the challenge ahead, I'm feeling good physically and a change is sometimes good for motivation.

"You don't always get the possibility of joining a top club at the age of 32. For this, I want to thank Inter President Massimo Moratti for the opportunity."

Forlan joined Atletico in 2007 after three years in Spain with Villarreal.

"I'll always be an Atletico fan," continued the player. "It's an honour for me to have worn this shirt. I've had four unforgettable and fantastic years here.

"I wish the side well for the future."

The ex-Independiente man scored 96 goals in 195 games for the Madrid outfit across all competitions.

Forlan could touch down in Italy later this evening ahead of his medical with the San Siro giants.

Eto'o was sold to Russian club Anzhi last week for around €27m. Forlan is rumoured to have cost Inter just €5m.

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