Valentino Lazaro is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by Antonio Conte after revealing his new coach played a key part in his decision to join Inter.
The 23-year-old completed his move to the Serie A side from Hertha Berlin on Monday for a reported fee of €22million.
He had also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, but the Austria international wanted to work under a coach like the former Chelsea and Juventus boss.
“I talked to Conte recently. He told me exactly what he expected of me and wants from me,” Lazaro told Inter TV.
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“He was one of the reasons why I chose to come to Inter. I think I can learn so much from him.
“I’ll do everything to repay his faith. I’m delighted to be a part of a great club like Inter.”
Lazaro spent five seasons with Salzburg before joining Hertha two years ago.
And after making a big impact in the Bundesliga, the winger now has the chance to do likewise in the Italian top flight.
“I know it’s a difficult championship, but I’m happy to start this adventure,” he said. “I’ve followed Serie A since childhood, so I’m very excited.
“I’m also happy to test myself, learn new things and grow as a footballer. I can’t wait to get started.
“I will give my best to do well and achieve great goals.”
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