The Uruguayan has signed a five-year contract at San Siro and will now join up with his new team-mates during their ongoing tour of the United States.

Laxalt enjoyed a breakthrough year with Defensor last season, making 15 appearances to help his side to a runners-up spot in the Uruguayan Primera Division.

The Montevideo-born youngster also went on to feature prominently in Uruguay's run to the final of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in July.

The South American nation suffered defeat on penalties to France in the showpiece, having knocked out favourites Spain in the last eight.

Inter are currently preparing to take on Chelsea in their first match of the International Champions Cup pre-season friendly competition.

The Serie A side finished a disappointing ninth last term, and opted to part company with coach Andrea Stramaccioni as a result.