Christian Eriksen has joined Inter Milan in a £16.8m move from Tottenham, signing a four-and-a-half year deal with the Serie A club.
As part of the deal, Inter will also pay a £843k (€1m) sell-on clause to Eriksen’s former club Ajax and Spurs will pocket the proceeds of a friendly game with the Milan club in the future.
Christian Eriksen flew into Milan from London on Monday morning after weeks of negotiations between the clubs, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refusing to budge from his €20m (£16.8m) request, despite the risk of losing the Denmark international for free upon his contract expiry in the summer. The 27-year-old was greeted by jubilant Inter fans at the Humanitas clinic in Rozzano, where he underwent his medical before penning his £130k-per-week deal keeping him at the San Siro until June 2024.
Eriksen is Inter’s third signing from the Premier League this month, having already brought in Ashley Young from Manchester United and Victor Moses from Chelsea, with head coach Antonio Conte also keen on Olivier Giroud, out-of-favour under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
Inter are embroiled in a title challenge with Juventus in Serie A as they find themselves three points behind Maurizio Sarri’s side, who lost 2-1 at Napoli on Sunday evening.
Eriksen will wear the number 24 and could make his debut on Wednesday, when Inter host Fiorentina at the San Siro in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, or on Sunday when they travel to Udinese in their next Serie A outing.