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Inter complete Cannavaro swoop

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 21.59CET
Internazionale FC have completed the €23m transfer of Fabio Cannavaro from Parma AC.

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Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 21.59CET

Inter complete Cannavaro swoop

Internazionale FC have completed the €23m transfer of Fabio Cannavaro from Parma AC.

Internazionale FC have completed the €23m transfer of Italian international defender Fabio Cannavaro from Parma AC.

Four-year deal
Cannavaro has signed a four-year deal with Inter, who turned their attentions to the 28-year-old after failing to secure a deal for his international team-mate, the S.S. Lazio defender Alessandro Nesta. Inter confirmed the transfer in a statement on the club's official website, which read: "From today Fabio Cannavaro is officially an Inter player."

'Have to aim high'
The player himself, who revealed he was also courted by Juventus FC, said: "I'm delighted to join a major club like Inter. They have invested and are investing a lot and as a result we have to aim high."

Lifted UEFA Cup
Cannavaro began his career with SSC Napoli, his hometown club, before moving north to Parma in 1995. During his time at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, he lifted the Italian Cup and UEFA Cup in 1999 as well as the Italian Super Cup the following season. He has won over 60 caps for his country and was voted Italy's best player in this summer's FIFA World Cup by the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Last updated: 09/08/02 10.33CET

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