Inter Milan appeared to have solved their central defense issues with the news that they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign centre-back Joao Miranda in a €15 million deal, that is reported to be €12m up front with a potential €3m in add-ons, while the player will sign a three-year deal worth €2.7m a season.
The Brazil international has spent four seasons at the Vicente Calderon, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Europa League under Diego Simeone.
The 30-year-old defender will link up with Roberto Mancini’s squad after Brazil’s Copa America campaign comes to an end, which is currently taking place in Chile.
Only recently, the defender played down talk of him leaving the Spanish capital for Milan ahead of 2015-16.
“Inter are a great team – one of the largest in Europe – but I can only speak about Atletico because I have a contract with them,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport after Brazil lost 1-0 to Colombia on Wednesday.
“I have a year left on my contract at Atletico.”