The Danish international arrived at the San Siro just under 12 months ago but has struggled to resolve and is expected to continue in 2021
The heavy spell of Christian Eriksen at Inter could be concluded early in the new year after club CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the playmaker will be moved to the roster in January.
The Danish national team player arrived at the San Siro a little less than 12 months ago, on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Tottenham.
But rewinding through a year damaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 28-year-old found himself skipped in manager Antonio Conte’s plans, with just 275 minutes in Serie A this season.
Dissatisfaction with his marginalization has led to widespread speculation that Eriksen will be looking for new pastures in 2021, whether Inter wanted to keep him or not.
But now Marotta has made it clear that the club’s relationship with Eriksen is ready to end, revealing that the former Ajax man will be able to leave if the conditions are met.
“Eriksen is on the transferable list,” he told Sky Sport Italy. “He struggled to fit into the team, he is not functional in the team. It is just an objective fact.
“It’s not an insult to his professionalism, there’s no penalty, it’s just that the situation has developed and it’s fair to give him a chance to go where he can play more regularly.”
Marotta’s comments effectively confirm his own expectations since November that Eriksen will try to force a move away from Nerazzurri and confirm earlier statements indicating that the player could have left freely in the new year.
Teammate Romelu Lukaku previously hinted that the Dane was struggling as he was connected to the language barrier, urging him to learn Italian in order to facilitate his transition.
Eriksen has previously been linked with a return to the Premier League, with former club Tottenham and bitter rival Arsenal, among those allegedly linked to his services.
Since arriving at Inter, he has made almost 40 appearances in all competitions, although this term has started on only six occasions.
Under Conte, Inter, along with local rival AC Milan, later emerged as early pacemakers in Serie A, and the pair appear to have been embroiled in a fight to dethrone Juventus ’long-term capture on the Scudetto.