Mehdi Taremi opened up about his decision to join Inter on a free transfer, explained why he rejected interest from Saudi Arabia and confirmed his shirt number at his new club, Report informs via OneFootball.

The 31-year-old Iranian forward will leave Porto on a free transfer at the end of this month and will join up with Simone Inzaghi’s side, where he’ll sign a two-year contract with an option for a third worth around €3 million net per season plus add-ons.

The arrival of Taremi gives an important boost to the Inter frontline as they gear up for an incredibly busy 2024-25 season, which’ll see them compete on multiple fronts including Serie A, the Champions League and the revamped Club World Cup.

Speaking to Iranian journalist Hatam Shiralizadeh via Calciomercato.com, Taremi first explained why he decided to join Inter on a free transfer this summer.

“At Inter, whoever plays must prove to be of the highest level, in this team you must strive to be a top player. There are offers that don’t require much reflection and the Nerazzurri’s was one of them.

“I had a brief conversation with Inzaghi, and I immediately accepted because he has a good opinion of me. Playing for Inter is exciting.”

He opened up about his decision not to pen a new contract with Porto.