Lucio just left Inter Milan to Juventus, Inter Milan immediately found the replacement of the Brazilian veteran. And after the long negotiation, Matias Silvestre finally says goodbye to Palermo shirt and will put on the Inter Milan shirt. Palermo official website announced that the Argentine defender Matias Silvestre was officially on loan to Nerazzurri and in the end of 2012/13 season Inter Milan can buy out him. And Inter Milan official website also confirmed the news, in the list of Inter Milan summer training there is the name of the former player of Boca Juniors.
The Italian media “Inter News Network” also revealed the contract details of Silvestre joined Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri will rent the Argentine defender till to the end of next season and the rental cost is 2 million Euros and in the end of next season Inter Milan can choose to have a buyout. And the cost will be 6 million to 6.5 million Euros. If Inter will eventually choose the buyout, and there will be a four-year contract waiting for Silvestre.
The 27-year-old Silvestre is from Boca Juniors youth academy system. He came to Serie A in 2008 and played for Catania and Palermo and totally played 147 games in Serie A and scored 12 goals. When he firstly came to Catania, he immediately became the key figure of the team and in the next three seasons he devoted a lot for the club. He is one of the best central defender in the recent two seasons in the field of Serie A. Before he came to Serie A, he had excellent performance in Boca Juniors. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for Boca Juniors and totally played 63 games and scored 6 goals. Just over 21-year-old, he had been standing out in the Argentine League, he totally won the Argentine League titles for three times, including in 2003, 2005 and 2006; won the South American Cup twice in 2004 and 2005; and won the South American Cup Winners’ Cup in 2005 and in 2006. And later, he came to Serie A to work for Catania. During the time he was in Catania, he totally played 118 games and 7 goals, including 5 goals for 29 games in last season.
In the next season, we hope he also plays for Inter Milan as well as in the former clubs. Let us just watch and wait for his performance.