Inter Sign Eriksen from Spurs
By Samuel Victor Akpan
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has joined Italian giants Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 27-year-old on Monday signed a four-and-a-half year deal reportedly worth around £18.6m with the San Siro outfit bringing an end to speculations about his future.
He becomes manager Antonio Conte’s third signing of the current winter transfer window after fellow Premier League duo of Victor Moses (who had initially been on loan at Fernabache) and Ashley Young joined the club from Chelsea and Manchester United respectively.
Eriksen who joined Tottenham from Ajax in August 2013 for £11.5m made 305 appearances for the Lily Whites, scoring 69 goals and making 89 assists.
Despite travelling with the team to Saint Mary’s on Saturday for their FA Cup fourth round tie with Southampton, Eriksen was omitted from the squad, and on Monday arrived in Italy for a medical ahead of the move.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho while bemoaning the imminent loss of Eriksen on Saturday after his side earned a cup replay against Southampton, said the Denmark International had been a “professional” despite his transfer situation.
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta, last week said: “You all know that we are negotiating with Tottenham. I am optimistic and I hope everything can be concluded quickly because the market closes on Friday and we hope to conclude the negotiations in the next few days.”
Eriksen joins Victor Moses and Ashley Young in moving to Inter this January from the Premier League, following Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez who moved to the San Siro last summer.