Official: Pereira completes Inter transfer from Porto

The Nerazzurri have finalised their acquisition of the full-back, as coach Andrea Stramaccioni looks to have concluded his business in the transfer market
Inter have announced the signing of Alvaro Pereira from Porto, for a fee believed to be in the region of €13.5 million.

The Nerazzurri have been in the hunt for a left-sided reinforcement this summer, as requested by coach Andrea Stramaccioni, and earmarked the Uruguay international as their primary target.

It appears Inter have ousted league rivals Napoli for the Europa League winner's signature following the confirmation of the transfer, enabling the 26-year-old to team up with former team-mate Fredy Guarin.

"Alvaro Pereira is officially an Inter player. The Uruguayan has inked a four-year contract, tying him to the Nerazzurri until 2016," read the statement on the club's official website.

The full-back marked his last campaign at the Dragao with one goal in 11 appearances.

His season was marred, however, by developing a fractious relationship with Porto coach Vitor Pereira, as well as being involved in a training-ground brawl with a colleague.