“I’m very happy to be here at Inter. I’ve come here to work hard and win the Champions League,” said Eto’o.
He is part of a swap deal that will see Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic head to Catalonia while Inter will also pocket 50 million euros and take Belarus winger Alexander Hleb on loan for a year.
Eto’o said few words to the hoards of waiting press and photographers at Milan’s Linate airport upon his arrival but he did congratulate his new team-mates on having beaten city rivals AC Milan 2-0 in a friendly in the United States on Sunday.
He also had a word of thanks for Inter president Massimo Moratti: “He has a big heart,” said Eto’o.
Eto’o arrived with his agent Jose Maria Mesalles, who last week agreed personal terms with Inter.
Inter and Barca have also agreed terms but the deal will only go through once Ibrahimovic completes his move, which should happen early this week.