Davids joins Inter Milan on three-year deal

 

Dutch international Edgar Davids has joined Inter Milan.

The 31-year-old midfielder, a member of the Dutch Euro 2004 squad, signed a three-year deal with the Serie A giants after his loan period with Barcelona finished at the end of last season.

"We're delighted. Davids's qualities as a player are well known, but I'd like to underline what he managed to achieve at Barcelona in a few months," Inter president Giachinto Facchetti said.
 
"He demonstrated that he had the drive and enthusiasm to drag a team up the table to a second-place finish that seemed impossible."

Barcelona were in the bottom half of the Primera Liga when Davids joined them in January on a six-month loan after failing to reach agreement on a new contract with Juventus.

His previous clubs also include Dutch side Ajax and AC Milan.

Davids is the latest in a series of high-profile close-season acquisitions by Inter.

The Italian club have already added Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and Boca Juniors defender Nicolas Burdisso as they attempt to win their first Serie A title since 1989.

Davids had been linked with a move to the Premiership with both Chelsea and Tottenham said to be interested.