Christian Eriksen welcomes move to ‘big club’ as Inter complete cut-price deal

Inter Milan have finally sealed the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham for a fee of around £16.9m.

The 27-year-old Denmark star told Spurs in the summer he wanted a fresh challenge with his contract up in June 2020.

Eriksen is believed to have been chasing a move to Spain, while Spurs chairman Daniel Levy quoted £130m for him in the summer.

Speculation surrounding the player has been intense ever since he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet he waned to leave in June.

“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new,” Eriksen said.

Eriksen told Inter TV: “I couldn’t wait to join, 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.



“I’m not really someone who places great importance on statistics but I know that there are people who like talking about this. 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.

Speaking about linking up with coach Antonio Conte, he added: “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.”

He played 28 times in all competitions this season, scoring three times and creating three goals.

Tottenham wished him well in a tweet from their official account.