Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is on the verge of completing his move to Inter Milan, it has been claimed. The Dane’s future with Spurs has been up in the air since the summer of 2019 when he admitted he wanted to take on a new challenge.
The midfielder, whose contract with Spurs expires at the end of the season, was unsuccessful in securing a move away from the north London club.
Tottenham were hopeful of convincing the Denmark international to sign a new deal but were unsuccessful in their pursuit of convincing him to stay put.
Inter Milan have capitalised on his precarious contract situation, holding positive talks with his representatives and Spurs.
And according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, he’s on the brink of sealing his move to the San Siro.
He tweeted: Christian Eriksen to Inter, here we go! Total agreement reached with Tottenham right now.
“The Danish midfielder will arrive in Italy on next days to sign his contract.”
Romano’s fellow journalist and countryman Gianluca Di Marzio soon verified the report, saying: “The parties are defining the final details on the final figure that should reach 20 million euros: it remains to be seen if and with how many bonuses.
“The Dane, who had previously reached an agreement with Inter, is expected in Italy early next week.”
News of Inter’s agreement to sign Tottenham ace comes less than 24 hours after it was reported the 27-year-old will undergo a medical with the Nerazzurri on Monday.
Spurs fans will no doubt be disappointed with the £17million they’ll reportedly receive for Eriksen’s services given the fact they could’ve cashed in on him in the summer.
Eriksen revealed his eagerness to leave Tottenham last June, saying: “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new.
“I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football, you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point.
“The best thing is always for it to happen quickly, but in football things take time.”
Should Eriksen complete his move to Inter early next week, he could make his debut for Antonio Conte’s side a week on Sunday when the Nerazzurri travel to Udine to take on Udinese.
And would that mean Tottenham’s first match of the post-Eriksen era could very well be the visit of defending Premier League champions Manchester CIty on Sunday week.