MILAN – Shortly after 10:30 this morning, Ricardo Gabriel Alvarez, or Ricky as he has been dubbed, arrived at Linate airport on a flight from London. The 23-year-old Argentine midfielder who holds an Italian passport is a natural talent and although he has been courted by all of the major European teams, Inter directors have managed to bring him to Italy with a Nerazzurri scarf already around his neck.
"This is a dream come true for me and I can't wait to start this wonderful adventure": were his first words to the multitude of journalists who had been waiting for the left-footed midfielder who will thrill Inter fans as well as fans of Italian football in general. Ricardo, accompanied by his father Carlos, who seemed more nervous than his son as he has always been an Inter fan, will now have to complete the last formalities of the transfer deal. His agent Marcelo Simonian arrived with him and later today a delegation from Buenos Aires team Vélez Sàrsfield, where he grew up and made his name in Argentina, will join them.
Photos of Alvarez arriving at Linate will be available shortly on inter.it and on Inter Channel