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Eriksen secures Spurs exit, declaring he 'couldn't wait to join' Inter Milan

Giovani Lo Celso has also made his loan move to Tottenham permanent today.

Christian Eriksen in his Inter promo pic.
Christian Eriksen in his Inter promo pic.
Image: Twitter/Inter

INTER MILAN HAVE announced the arrival of Christian Eriksen on a permanent deal that runs until the summer of 2024. 

The Serie A club will reportedly pay Tottenham £16.9 million (€20m) for the Danish playmaker’s services after he completed his medical in Milan. 

Eriksen had been with Spurs since joining from Ajax in August 2013, but he declared his delight at finally leaving London after almost leaving in the summer.

“I couldn’t wait to join,” Eriksen told Inter TV. “It’s wonderful to be here and I’m happy to be a new Inter player.

“I’m very excited and can’t wait to introduce myself to the fans. I’ve already experienced their warmth, it’s been a fantastic welcome. I feel great.”

Eriksen became a key player for Spurs — making 305 appearances in all competitions and lining out in last season’s Champions League final.

However, he signalled his intention to leave and turned down an extension on his contract, which was due to expire this summer. 

After a dream transfer to La Liga’s big two never materialised, Eriksen opted to link up with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at the Nerazzurri, who are three points behind Juventus in the race for the Scudetto. 

“I was able to get to know him when I was at Tottenham, we came up against his Chelsea side and it was very difficult. I’m excited to learn more about him and how his sides play,” added Eriksen.

“The numbers say that I did really well in England. It’s now time to start a new challenge, I’m really happy to have the opportunity to play in Serie A for a big team. Inter is a fantastic club.”

Eriksen is the latest ex-Premier League player to join Inter after the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Victor Moses and Ashley Young all made switches to the San Siro in the past two transfer windows. 

Spurs have announced today that Eriksen’s replacement, Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, has made his loan move from Real Betis permanent — signing a contract until 2025. 

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