Tuesday January 31 2012
Official: Inter loan Palombo

Angelo Palombo returns to Serie A as confirmation of his loan switch from Sampdoria to Inter comes through.

The 30-year-old, who has been capped 22 times by his country, joins the Nerazzurri on an initial six-month loan deal at a reported cost of €1m, with Inter then able to make the deal permanent with a further €4m fee.

Palombo, who was relegated last season as captain of Sampdoria, arrives as an anticipated replacement for the departing Thiago Motta and finds himself in the San Siro side’s midfield alongside fellow deadline day signing Fredy Guarin.

“I am very pleased to be joining Inter, they are a great team,” commented Palombo, who signs a contract to 2015.