Internazionale are aiming to sell Christian Eriksen, highlighting that Tottenham Hotspur’s Daniel Levy made the correct decision in letting him leave when he did.
Eriksen only joined Internazionale in January, but Antonio Conte is already willing to let him leave the club, according to Calciomercato.
The former Chelsea boss is fixated on signing N’Golo Kante and Arturo Vidal, of Chelsea and Barcelona respectively, so wants to sell Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic to help raise the required funds.
It is suggested within the report that Inter’s hierarchy are also willing to facilitate this move, as they aim to please Conte.
The manager does not see Eriksen as a good fit for his Inter side, considering him lazy and ineffective out of possession, while accepting that changing the Denmark international’s game to suit the style would waste his skillset.
Inter may have a struggle on their hands to get him out of the club though, as they are looking to make a profit on the fee paid to Spurs during the January transfer window.
When the January transfer window came, Spurs had a pretty big dilemma on their hands when it came to Eriksen: do they keep him for the remainder of the season and let him leave for free, or do they just sell him and take the fee?
There could have been a case to keep him, due to the fact he had shown his talent in a Spurs shirt down the years, playing 305 games, scoring 69 goals and assisting a further 89.
However, he was in and out of the Spurs team last season, making just 10 starts and 10 substitute appearances in the Premier League, recording two goals and two assists.
If he had stayed it would have been hoped that he could step up his contribution, but his time at Inter shows that is improbable, as he started eight Serie A games and came off the bench nine times.
The fact Inter are already looking to sell the £54m-rated star only accentuates that point, showing that Levy, and Spurs, were right to take the money when they could.