The Free leave Lazio and drawing for five years at Internazionale

Stefan the Free final press conference the switch from Lazio to competitiegenoot Internazionale. The defender confirmed Monday in the training of Orange in Zeist that he for five years, in Milan.

“I think for me at Inter to be able to further develop. Iki have a lot of sense,” he said. The transfer was already some time in the air, particularly because Italian media speculated already for months.

In the summer of 2014, exchanged The Free Feyenoord after five years for Lazio. The club from Rome, where he was an expiring contract, he was from the beginning basisspeler.

In total came to the central defender to 118 official matches for Lazio, which he ten times scored. Seven of those hits he made in the past season.

The 26-year-old The Free is preparing currently with the Dutch national team for the oefeninterlands against Slovakia (Thursday in Trnava) and Italy (next week Monday in Turin). He is at a later time, presented at Inter.


In the Italian Serie A we have Inter as a direct competitor of Lazio. Last season ended the Milanezen as the fourth in the last round is calculated Lazio and The Free with a 2-3 defeat. Lazio was fifth, making it in addition to a Champions League-ticket handle.

The Free played in that game a crucial role, because he caused in the final stage – when a lead of 2-1 – a penalty kick. Inter came therefore at the same height and did so even with the gain off.

In the run-up to the duel, there was already discussion or The Free seen the rumours about a transfer to Inter would have to play in the for both teams crucial match. Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi decided the former Feyenoorder, however, just to set up.

“Anyone who knows me, knows that I am also in that match all have given,” said The Free. “Or they that also in Italy believe? I don’t know. I’ve just had a week of everything so I refreshed again with the Dutch national team could arrive.”

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