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Christian Eriksen to join Inter Milan for £16.7 million

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen looks all set to move to Inter Milan after the club accepted the Italian giants’ £16.7 million offer for the player. (h/t Guardian)

Eriksen’s future had been uncertain for the longest time but the report adds that he will fly to Milan for his medical early next week.

Although losing him does leave a bitter taste, it is great that we have managed to acquire a considerable fee. Eriksen has been a mainstay in our midfield since 2013 and will leave behind a legacy as one of the club’s best players in the Premier League era.

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen has been a mainstay in the Tottenham midfield since 2013

According to the report, the Danish international has accepted a four-and-a-half-year contract worth a basic £260,000-a-week wage structure that could potentially rise to £320,000 with add-ons.

The End and the Beginning

Eriksen was part of what was arguably Tottenham’s best Premier League team. He played a crucial role in the midfield and in many ways, the Champions League final loss to Liverpool was the last hurrah. Jose Mourinho now has an opportunity to rebuild a side that seems to have run out of inspiration.

However, Tottenham have done well to orchestrate a deal now instead of losing the player for free in the summer. The 27-year-old’s departure will provide the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes with more opportunities to express.

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Eriksen has made 304 appearances and scored 69 goals in six-and-a-half seasons at Tottenham. He was part of the squads that finished second in the Football League Cup in 2015 and UEFA Champions League in 2019.

He is a two-time Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year winner, having won the awards in 2013-14 and 2016-17. He was also nominated to the PFA Team of the Year for 2017-18.

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