INTER MOVE IS A DREAM COME TRUE - FELIPE MELO
arrived at San Siro after being linked with a
move to the club over many years
Felipe Melo says his belated arrival at Inter is
the realisation of a dream.
The former Galatasaray midfielder has long
been linked with the Nerazzurri but he looked
set to remain in Istanbul after penning a new
four-year contract with the Turkish champions
on August 13.
However, Inter finally agreed a â‚¬3.7 million deal
with the Super Lig side on Monday and Melo is
delighted at having been reunited with Roberto
Mancini, whom he worked under during the
head coach's own spell with Gala..
"I thank God for this possibility," the 32-year-
old told his new club's in-house TV channel.
"They have been speaking of me and Inter not
for months, but years. So, coming here is a
dream that has been realised.
"Roberto and I won together at Galatasaray.
He's a winner and working for a man of his
experience is wonderful. I'm nobody's favourite,
though. I want to win and I want to do so at a
historic club like Inter.
"The only thing I can guarantee is that I will give
100 per cent in every game, even when I'm not
fully fit. I'm sure that the fans will get behind
me. I fight on the field because that's my
Inter will be Melo's third Italian club, with the
Brazilian having previously enjoyed a
successful season at Fiorentina before joining
Juventus in 2009.
He failed dismally to justify his â‚¬25 million
transfer fee in Turin, though, and ended up
joining Gala in 2013 after two years on loan in
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