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European: Inter Milan sign Edgar Davids

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posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 04:54 AM
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Inter Milan have confirmed that they have signed Holland midfielder Edgar Davids on a three-year deal.

Davids, who spent half of last season on loan at Barcelona, was a free agent after being released by Juventus.

The 31-year-old turned down a contract offer from Barcelona and also attracted interest from Premiership clubs Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham.

The former AC Milan and Ajax player has 65 caps for Holland and featured in all their matches during Euro 2004. Inter hope that Davids can inspire them in the same way he kick-started Barcelona's season last term.

" He demonstrated that he had the drive and enthusiasm to drag a team up the table "

Inter president Giachinto Facchetti

Barca were in the bottom half of the Primera Liga table when Davids joined in January.

They then embarked on a fantastic run, which eventually saw them finish as runners-up behind Valencia. Inter president Giachinto Facchetti said: "We're delighted. Davids' qualities as a player are well known.

"I'd like to underline what he managed to achieve at Barcelona in a few months.

"He demonstrated that he had the drive and enthusiasm to drag a team up the table to a second-place finish that seemed impossible."

Davids is the latest piece in a jigsaw that Inter hope will land them their first Sudetto since 1989. The Nerazzurri have already signed Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron from Chelsea and Boca Juniors defender Nicolas Burdisso

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