Inter Milan have signed wingback Carlos Augusto on a permanent basis after officially qualifying for the Champions League.

This according to Italian news outlet Calcio e Finanza.

Inter signed Augusto from Monza during the summer transfer window prior to this season.

The Brazilian in fact only arrived on an initial one-season loan deal.

The Nerazzurri signed Augusto for an initial loan fee of 4.5 million.

Then, there was also a purchase option in the deal. This was worth 7.5 million.

But the non-mandatory purchase option becomes an obligation under certain conditions based on Inter’s balance sheet, reports Calcio e Finanza.

Namely, the Nerazzurri must sign Augusto on a permanent basis in the event of qualification for any of Europe’s club knockout competitions.

These include the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa Conference League.

With confirmation that Inter have reached the former competition, there is no doubt. Inter have now signed Augusto on a permanent basis, reports Calcio e Finanza.

Inter Sign Carlos Augusto Permanently After Qualifying For UCL

Augusto arrived at Inter last summer as a replacement for Robin Gosens.

The German had left the Nerazzurri to join Union Berlin on the same day that Augusto signed for Inter.

Gosens had joined Inter just one and a half years prior. However, things never quite worked out for the German in a Nerazzurri shirt.

Augusto came in having had a real breakout campaign for Monza. He scored six goals and made five assists for the Brianzoli during the previous season.

At Inter, the Brazilian has not quite equalled that kind of form in the final third.

Augusto has in fact yet to get on the scoresheet for Inter in Serie A. He has scored once this season for the Nerazzurri, in the Coppa Italia against Bologna.

However, that does not mean that Augusto hasn’t made an impact.

The 25-year-old has made 37 appearances for the Nerazzurri across all competitions so far this season.

Augusto has shown his versatility, as he has played at both left-wingback and on the left of a back three.

Meanwhile, Augusto has also earned his first ever call-ups for the Brazilian national team since joining Inter.