According to an update coming from Gazzetta dello Sport, Christian Eriksen has agreed to join Inter Milan in January and all that remains is for the Nerazzurri to broker a deal with Tottenham Hotspur.
Gazzetta claim that Eriksen has even lowered his wage demands in order to facilitate the move in the ongoing transfer window, agreeing to earn €7.5m (£6.4m) per year as opposed to his original demand of €10m (£8.5m).
The Nerazzurri are ready to offer him a four-and-a-half-year deal, which the Danish playmaker has reportedly accepted and all that remains is to convince Spurs to part ways with the player for a reasonable price.
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The same source claims that the English outfit want about €20m (£17m) and it still remains to be seen if that’s a figure the Italians would be willing to fork out to land their target.
All in all, it does seem like a move worth pursuing for Antonio Conte’s troops who are still fighting for the crown of Serie A.
Eriksen has been somewhat of a contract rebel, refusing to pen a new deal in London with his current one due to expire in the summer of 2020.
This means that Inter will get a discount this January or the player might leave completely for free come June of this year.
Of course, despite being on the fringes throughout the current campaign – starting only ten out of 21 games – he’s still a player of immense quality, as evidenced by his ten goals and 17 assists in 2018/19 when he was a regular starter in the team.
Inter could definitely use his expertise as they are going head-to-head with Juventus for the Scudetto this year.
Unfortunately, their Champions League adventure has already ended but that can only mean all of their attention can be focused on domestic competitions.
And Eriksen would definitely be a welcoming addition.
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