(Reuters) - Valencia defender Joao Cancelo has joined Inter Milan on a one-year loan deal, the Serie A club said on Tuesday (www.inter.it).
Italian media reported that the 23-year-old has joined Inter in exchange for French midfielder Geoffrey Kongdobia, who joined Valencia on loan on Monday.
The Milan-based club has the option to make the Portugal international’s move permanent for a reported fee of 35 million euros ($41 million).
“I intend to settle in as quickly as possible, I‘m a player who likes to help my team mates and I’ll give my all for Inter,” said Cancelo, capped five times by Portugal.
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Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia; Editing by Christian Radnedge