Melo tipped to take Serie A by storm

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The agent of Inter Milan midfielder Felipe Melo has no doubts his client will become one of the best players in his position in Italy's Serie A.

Melo's representative, Jose Rodriguez, has backed his client to take the league by storm after making his debut in the derby victory over AC Milan at the weekend.

However, he was also quick to point out that Inter fans had not yet seen the best of the Brazilian.

"Felipe played very well and I'm very happy about this," Rodriguez told FCInterNews.

"I must say that he's still not in peak physical condition, but despite that he made his presence felt.

"He'll need at least three weeks, maybe a month, to reach his best condition. No more than that. His pre-season was strange and there were difficult moments, his mind was already at Inter.

"I'm sure that he'll do very well with Inter, he'll definitely become one of the best midfielders in Serie A.

"He has very strong character and is definitely a great signing for Inter. His mentality will give a lot to the team, along with his energy and desire to win. Felipe's dream is to win the Scudetto."

Melo joined Inter from Turkish side Galatasaray at the end of August, and also counts Juventus, Fiorentina, Almeria and Racing Santander amongst his former clubs.