Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is due to land in Italy and set to undergo a medical on Monday at the Humanitas clinic in Milan ahead of his permanent move to Inter Milan. According to reports, the midfielder is set to sign a contract until June 2024, believed to be worth around £6.5m per season plus bonuses.
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. Since joining Tottenham from Ajax in 2013, Eriksen has gone on to make 305 appearances, scoring 69 goals and providing 89 assists.
FutballNews understands that after protracted negotiations, Eriksen’s move is set to go ahead after Spurs agreed to sell the midfielder to Inter for £17.5million and after the Dane agreed personal terms with the Italian club. In addition, Inter will pay an extra five percent in order to cover Ajax’s sell-on clause. This figure is considerably more than the £12.8m that Inter were reported to have raised their offer to a few days ago.
It was learned that the final price is understood to have come as a result of a lengthy conference call between the two clubs, with the ‘diplomatic work’ of Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots and a number of intermediaries proving key in the successful hammering out of a deal.
Inter chiefs had met with Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots earlier in the month to offer a sizeable contract which the club hope to tempt the Dane away from Spurs during the January transfer window. Inter are keen to secure the services of the midfielder this month and are prepared to offer Spurs £17million for their playmaker.
Christian Eriksen will soon become the latest Premier League player to seal a move to Conte’s side with Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Victor Moses already arriving at San Siro in January. The Denmark international’s departure seemed confirmed when he Spurs manager Jose Mourinho didn’t include him in the matchday squad for Spurs’ 1-1 draw at Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday.