Christian Eriksen is a new Inter player. The official announcement came after the Danish footballer’s landing in Italy and the medical visits sustained in the following hours. The transaction was defined after a long negotiation with Tottenham based on about 20 million euros. It is the thick reinforcement that Conte wanted in midfield.
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Now it’s official: Christian Eriksen is a new Inter player. The Nerazzurri club has communicated the purchase of the Danish player from Tottenham through its social channels. The English club goes to 20 million, plus a percentage linked to the solidarity bonus and the collection of a future-friendly match to be organized between the two teams. To Eriksen, who would have expired at the end of the season, a rich five-year contract worth about 10 million per season (7.5 plus 1.5 in bonuses.
Christian Dannemann Eriksen is officially a new Inter player – reads the official note -. The Danish footballer born in 1992, who joins the Nerazzurri permanently from Tottenham, has signed a contract until 30 June 2024
In the end, Inter won
An operation that was not easy to conclude positively and that put a strain on the experience of Ausilio and Marotta. The Tottenham proved tough opponent in bargaining and tried to make the wall to the end, knowing the player’s will to change clubs, refusing the renewal by Londoners. Even Mourinho, who took over from Pochettino, had confirmed the departure of the Dane who will now enrich Conte’s median.
When will Eriksen debut?
After having successfully passed the medical examinations and having placed his signature on the rich contract, the ‘ball’ passes to Antonio Conte who will have to evaluate the player’s management. Eriksen – who will wear the number 24 jersey – arrives in Milan in a good state of form has continued to play for the Spurs until the end, but it will be the Salento coach who will have the last word. The training from here until the weekend in anticipation of Sunday’s away match against Udinese is fundamental. Eriksen should be regularly summoned. Then, there will be the appointment with the Milan derby and the ‘first’ of San Siro: this is the real goal of the Nerazzurri, to find the player ready to challenge the Rossoneri.
How Inter will play
In Tottenham, Eriksen played mostly as an attacking midfielder, mostly in 4-2-3-1. This was the reference form of the Pochettino era and is the favorite scheme of the Danish national team. But he also knows how to play as a left-winger, or as a central midfielder if necessary. In Inter and Conte’s 3-5-2, he will play as an inside midfield, but he could push the coach to change his form: in a hypothetical 3-4-1-2, Conte would have his ’10’.