Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has hailed the impact of Alvaro Pereira this season.

The Uruguay left-back joined Inter in the summer from Porto.

"I'm happy with him. I can't remember seeing a player arrive in a new situation and immediately playing so well. In my opinion we singled out the best prospect on the market. He's very important. I'm happy with Pereira and I'd take him again," said Stramaccioni.