An article in Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet claims Christian Eriksen is being humiliated at Inter and needs to leave in January.
Eriksen, 28, left Tottenham in January after nearly seven seasons. He moved to the San Siro looking for a fresh challenge after becoming stale in north London.
However far from the grass being greener, the transfer has proved a nightmare for the Denmark international. He was handed just eight starts among 17 league appearances during the second half of 2019-2020.
And, far from improving this term, the former Ajax man has been relegated to a first-team bit-part role. He has enjoyed just seven Serie A outings and three starts and is yet to find the back of the net.
That is in stark contrast to his Spurs career where he was rarely out of the starting line-up. With 69 goals and many assists from 305 Tottenham appearances, it is clear how far he has fallen at Inter.
Nerazzurri chief Antonio Conte is clearly not a fan of the Scandinavian, who has 103 Denmark caps to his name. Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has already hinted that he expects Eriksen to push for a winter exit.
Eriksen was brought on right at the death of Inter’s 3-1 victory over Bologna. And Allan Olsen, Ekstrabladet’s head of sport, pulled no punches in his assessment of the situation.
He wrote: “Why Conte needs to humiliate Eriksen for the rolling cameras is unclear,” adding “it may be to provoke a divorce as soon as the January window”.
Olsen went on to suggest that an exit is likely to “happen anyway”, before stressing that the player “must” leave Inter in the upcoming transfer window.
Finances not an issue
It has been reported that Eriksen could lose a substantial amount of money of he does leave in mid season. However, the enraged journalist added “so what”, implying that the player has already earnt vast sums over the years.
He needs to be playing to guarantee a place in Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark squad, which is the more pressing issue.
Olsen ended by suggesting that Eriksen should “pack his bags, give Conte the finger and then find a club where he can play football”.
There would certainly be plenty of clubs interested in the midfielder should he become available. A return to the Premier League could not be ruled out, with clubs aware of just what he can produce.