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Official: Inter sign Eder until 2020

With a lack of goals being a problem all season long, Mancini and Ausilio have brought in Eder to help out.

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It's been clear for some time that Inter has had a scoring issue. The fact that the team has recorded nine 1-0 victories and has scored more than one goal in a match only five times (two of them coming in the Coppa Italia) has highlighted the lack of goalscoring prowess this season. After the draw against Carpi where Mancini raged against his attackers and said that he could've scored some of the opportunities they wasted, it was clear it would only be a matter of time before another forward was brought in. When news broke that Leicester City was sniffing around long-time Inter target Eder, the Milanese club swooped in to sign the striker.

The 29 year old striker first joined Sampdoria in 2012 and has established himself as a versatile goalscorer for the club. He has scored 12 goals from 19 appearances and has proven his ability to play as a lone striker, supporting striker, or a winger.

The deal with Sampdoria is a two year loan which will become permanent upon certain conditions being met (likely when he reaches a certain amount of appearances). The final deal will likely be worth €13m and the strker's contract is estimated to be €1.5m per season.

Welcome to the club Eder and we hope you have a successful time here at Inter!