Christian Eriksen 'Close' To £20 Million January Move To Inter
Christian Eriksen looks set for a January move to Italy, with reports in Denmark claiming that Inter are 'close' to beating Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG and Juventus to the signing.
The Spurs midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and it's long been acknowledged that he wants to leave north London, and was expected to do so last summer.
Now it seems that Inter have won the race to sign the 27-year-old with Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet reporting that a £20 million January move is very close.
After Spurs loss to Liverpool in the Champions League final last year the former Ajax player revealed he was ready for a move away from the club saying, "I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new.
"I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new."
Eriksen was known to prefer a move abroad, with Real Madrid reportedly his favoured move, and with his contract now just six months from ending he is open to negotiate a free transfer in the summer.
However Inter have got a jump on their rivals by trying to bring the midfielder in now and offer Spurs £20 million, which could go towards Jose Mourinho's transfer targets for the winter window.
Eriksen's admission that he wanted to leave has led to him only starting nine games for Tottenham so far this season, helping with two assists and two goals so far, and the team has struggled this season.
The Dane has started the side's last two games but they failed to win either game, drawing 2-2 with Norwich and losing 1-0 to Southampton.
The former Ajax player moved to White Hart Lane in 2013 for a fee believed to be around £11 million and has gone on to play 300 times for Spurs in all competitions, scoring 69 goals.
Inter are currently top of Serie A, leading champions Juventus on goal difference, and Antonio Conte will be hoping the signing can boost his side's chances of winning the league.
After years of failing to win silverware with Spurs it would be very quick justification for his decision to leave the Premier League.