Senegal’s Balde Completes Loan Move To Inter


Senegal winger Keita Balde has completed his loan move to Italian Serie A club, Inter Milan, on a one-year loan from French side Monaco on Monday.
Inter paid a loan fee of US $5.70 million for the 23-year-old and has the option to make the move permanent.
The World Cup winger says he is happy to return to play in Italy, having played for Lazio for four seasons.
“I have experience in this league and I want to do well,” he told the club website.
“The fans are always great, I want them to be happy. I’ve come back to Italy with a great desire to play for a huge club.”
He scored 31 goals in 137 appearances for Lazio, before switching to the French principality side last August.
Despite attracting interest from other European top clubs, he chose an exciting new adventure with the 18-time Italian champions.
“I’m very happy to be here with the Inter family and I’ll give my all to make the fans happy,” said Keita, who has the option to join Inter on a permanent deal.
“With captain Mauro Icardi, we spent time together at Barcelona. I’ve known him since I was little and I also know the coach [Luciano Spaletti], he showed me a lot of support and really wanted me. I’m here for him and for the project.”