Inter CEO reveals Christian Eriksen can leave in January
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed midfielder Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list and is expected to leave the club in January.
Eriksen moved from Tottenham to San Siro as part of a £ 17million deal in January 2019 but failed to replicate the form which saw him as one of the most accomplished midfielders in the Premier League during his stay in North London.
He has only played in Serie A eight times this season – starting just four of those outings – and has yet to score a goal or assist.
The Dane has been linked with a return to the Premier League as his playing time dwindles – and CEO Marotta has revealed he is free to leave during the January transfer window.
“Yes I can confirm Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list,” Marotta told Sky Sport [via Fabrizio Romano]. “He will be leaving in January. He is not functional compared to our plans and he has struggled here at Inter. I think it’s just Christian to go away to find more space. ”
“He’s not fitting in, it’s an objective fact, it would be fair to give him more playing time at another club.”
Eriksen had been linked with a return to the Premier League before Marotta’s announcement, Arsenal were reportedly offered the 28-year-old at a reduced price – for as little as £ 12million.
The Gunners, in addition to Manchester United, have already made contact “provisionally” with Inter about a possible transfer of the midfielder. Arsenal have been flagged as the most likely destination, with a possible Granit Xhaka swap deal also mentioned.
It remains to be seen how a move to rivals from his former employees would sit with Eriksen. The Inter man spent seven years with Tottenham, establishing himself as a fan favorite during his time in north London.