Inter Milan has announced the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of €20m (£16.9m) on Tuesday.
Eriksen had already agreed to personal terms with the Nerrazuri who are second in Serie A and has now signed a contract that will keep him with the Italian giants for the next four-and-a-half-years.
“I couldn’t wait to join, it’s wonderful to be here and I’m happy to be a new Inter player,” Eriksen told Inter TV after putting pen to paper on his contract.
“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,” he added.
With the 27-year-old’s contract set to end at Tottenham by the end of the season, Eriksen could have joined Inter for free in the summer.
The Dane joined Tottenham from Ajax for £11.5m in August 2013 and after an initially slow start, he blossomed under the management of Mauricio Pochettino and became a core part of a team that established themselves in the Premier League’s top four and, on occasion, pushed for the title.
He was also part of the Spurs side that reached last season’s Champions League final, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool and, ultimately, there were no trophies for the team when they were at their best and prior to a downturn this season that led to Pochettino being sacked in November.
Spurs also have announced the addition of Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent basis from Real Betis in a deal worth about €35m. The Argentinian, who has impressed recently after returning from injury, has signed a contract until 2025.
According to The Guardian, the North London side have also agreed on a fee of €30m for PSV Eindhoven’s winger Steven Bergwijn, plus €2m in add-ons, with the player set to undertake his medical and put the finishing touches to the transfer.