Eriksen joins Inter for new challenge in career
Danish star moves to Inter from Tottenham, becomes Inter's 5th Premier League sign since Conte took charge of Italian club
Serie A club Inter signed Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen from the Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
Eriksen inked a permanent deal with Inter Milan which will keep him at the San Siro until June 30, 2024.
The 27-year-old midfielder did not extend his contract with the English club and now faces a fresh challenge in a different country to start a new chapter for his career.
Eriksen has been linked with the major European clubs since his contract with Tottenham will end this summer.
"Christian Dannemann Eriksen is officially a new Inter player. The Danish player, born in 1992, joins the Nerazzurri on a permanent deal from Tottenham and has signed a contract lasting until 30 June 2024," the Italian club said in a statement to announce their new transfer.
"All Inter fans would like to take this opportunity to warmly and enthusiastically welcome him and wish him all the best in his adventures in the Nerazzurri shirt. #WelcomeChristian!"
His net worth is €90 million ($100.3 million), according to the football data website Transfermarkt.
Eriksen said he is glad to have a chance to play for Inter Milan in Serie A.
"It’s now time to start a new challenge. Inter is a fantastic Club," he said.
"I couldn’t wait to join, it’s wonderful to be here and I’m happy to be a new Inter player. I’m very excited and can’t wait to introduce myself to the fans."
Considered one of the key players for the English side's midfield position, the Danish star scored 69 goals and made 89 assists in 305 matches for Tottenham.
Eriksen played with 2 goals and 4 assists in 12 Champions League matches last season as Tottenham were beaten by Liverpool 2-0 in the final in Madrid.
He previously made appearances for Dutch heavyweights Ajax Amsterdam before joining the London club.
Eriksen lifted three Eredivisie league titles along with a Dutch Cup and a Dutch Super Cup.
Inter Milan have signed five players among Eriksen from the English clubs since Antonio Conte took charge of the club: Victor Moses, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young.
The Nerazzurri are currently in second place with 48 points, three points behind the leaders Juventus in the title race.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.