High flying Italian side Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham for a fee believed to be in the region of £17m.
The 27-year-old has signed a contract until June 2024, believed to be worth around £6.5m per season plus bonuses. In addition, Inter will pay an extra five percent in order to cover Ajax’s sell-on clause. Eriksen becomes Inter’s latest January signing after the club had signed Ashley Young from Manchester United and Victor Moses from Chelsea.
The Dane midfielder posed for photos inside the famous La Scala opera house in Milan as the club announced his arrival at San Siro. The Danish international had earlier agreed to personal terms with the Serie A giants, and now the deal has been finalised ahead of the transfer deadline on Friday.
Eriksen flew to Milan from London on Monday morning to undergo his medical and put pen to paper on his new contract until June 2024. Throughout the month, the Danish playmaker has been heavily linked to Antonio Conte’s side, with the 27-year-old expressing his unwillingness to commit his future to the North London club.
The playmaker has chosen the No 24 shirt at the San Siro, making him the fourth Danish player in history to represent Inter Milan after Harald Nielsen, Thomas Helveg and Patrick Olsen.
A statement from Inter read: “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.
“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!”
He joins an Inter side he faced in the Champions League last season, scoring in both group games as Spurs progressed to the knockout stages at the expense of their Italian opponents by virtue of a superior head-to-head away goals record.
Speaking to InterTV once the move was confirmed, Eriksen said: ‘I couldn’t wait to get there, being here is beautiful and I’m happy to be a new Inter player.
‘I am very excited and I can’t wait to get to know the fans, I have already had the opportunity to feel their warmth, it was a fantastic welcome. I feel great.
‘Honestly I’m not one who cares a lot about numbers but I know that people like them and testify that I did a lot well in England.
‘Now the time has come to take on a new challenge, I am very happy to be able to play in Serie A and with a great club like Inter, it is a fantastic club.’