Inter complete controversial capture of former West Brom midfielder Valero

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The 32-year-old has agreed a three-year deal after sealing a switch from Fiorentina, who had threatened legal action against him at one stage

Inter have confirmed that new signing Borja Valero has signed a three-year deal after completing his move from Fiorentina.

Fiorentina announced Valero's exit on Monday, with the Nerazzurri revealing the 32-year-old has agreed terms until 2020 at San Siro.

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Valero, who joins for a reported €7million fee, came through Real Madrid's academy before enjoying spells with Real Mallorca, West Brom and Villarreal prior to joining Fiorentina in 2012.

GFX Borja Valero

"Borja Valero Iglesias is officially an Inter player following the completion of all contractual formalities," Inter said in a statement on Tuesday. "The Spanish midfielder has penned a three-year deal with the club.

"Welcome to Inter, Borja!"

The move has been a controversial one, with Fiorentina having issued a statement threatening legal action against Valero over an audio message purported to be from the midfielder that was circulated on social media, which criticised the club.

Valero, who will wear the number 20 shirt, becomes new coach Luciano Spalletti's third signing following the arrivals of goalkeeper Daniele Padelli and defender Milan Skriniar.

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