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.
“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.”
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— Inter (@Inter_en) January 28, 2020
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.
We can confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen who has today completed a transfer to Inter Milan.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2020