Goalkeeper Josep Martinez is “proud” to join Inter Milan.

In his first interview after completing a transfer from Genoa, via FCInterNews, the Spaniard called the Nerazzurri the “best club in Serie A.”

Now it’s official. Martinez is an Inter player.

The 26-year-old former RB Leipzig and Las Palmas goalkeeper has signed a five-year deal to join the Nerazzurri from Genoa.

Martinez is the player who Inter have decided on as their long-term solution in goal.

Next season, the Spaniard will back up the more experienced Yann Sommer in goal. He could also compete for the starting spot over the course of the campaign.

Then, in seasons to come, Martinez is a player Inter are backing to inherit the starting shirt from Sommer.

Given his age, Martinez could certainly be Inter’s starting keeper for years to come.

Josep Martinez: “Proud To Join Inter Milan”

Reacting to his move, Martinez said that “I’m really excited.”

“It makes me proud to be at a team like Inter. I can’t wait to get started.”

As far as making the step up to Inter from Genoa, Martinez asserted that “I’m convinced I’m ready to take the next step in terms of quality.”

“I know where I am,” the 26-year-old made clear.

“I’ve come to the best club in Italy right now.”

Martinez said that “I’ve come here to give the best I can. And add to Inter’s history.”

The Spanish international said that “I feel great here. In Serie A and in Italy.”

“I think it’s the country that’s most similar to Spain,” he went on.

Martinez commented that “I know I’m in a very competitive league.”

“If we want to win the Scudetto again, which is our number one objective, we have to maintain the level of last season,” Martinez added, looking to next season.

Martinez concluded that “I can’t wait to wear this shirt. I’m happy to be here.”