Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has reportedly accepted Inter’s contract offer ahead of a potential January switch, with just a transfer fee in the way of completing the deal this month.
With the Denmark international out of contract at the end of the season, Spurs are eager to recoup some sort of fee for one of their top players, rather than allow him to walk away for free in just six months.
Inter are keen to take advantage of the situation and have regularly met with Eriksen’s agent to discuss personal terms. As noted by Gazzetta Dello Sport, the midfielder has accepted a four-and-a-half-year contract to move to San Siro this month.
Eriksen had to lower his demands to reach an agreement. He initially wanted an annual wage of around €10m but has since accepted €7.5m plus bonuses.
Now, all that is left to agree on is a transfer fee. Spurs remain keen to bring in around €20m, but Inter are yet to decide on whether to pay that kind of money for a player who could join for free at the end of the season.
Manchester United and Real Madrid were also credited with a strong interest in the player, but it seems the player is destined to join Antonio Conte men in San Siro.
Eriksen joined Tottenham from Ajax, he was brought in alongside Erik Lamela in a bid to replace Gareth Bale who had left for Real Madrid in €100 million deal, a deal that made him the most expensive football player. Spurs went on a spending spree that summer taking their spending to over £100 million.
Eriksen will be fondly remembered for his long strike, good passing skill and excellent deliveries from set-pieces.
The club have already made a move for the imminent departure of the Denmark international, as they have brought in Gedson Fernandez from Benfica and they have also completed the signing of Argentine Lo Celso on a permanent basis.