Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirms Christian Eriksen is ‘on the TRANSFER LIST’ and will ‘leave in January’ less than a year after joining from Tottenham – with Arsenal ‘looking into deal’ for playmaker
- Christian Eriksen has had a terrible time since he joined Inter Milan in January
- He pushed to leave Tottenham but has been cast aside under Antonio Conte
- Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta told Sky Sports Eriksen has now been transfer listed
- Arsenal are reportedly looking into a January move for the Danish international
Christian Eriksen’s time at Inter Milan looks to be up less than 12 months after arriving as chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the Dane is up for sale.
Marotta spoke to Sky Sports about the season so far and Inter’s plans for next month’s January transfer window when he gave the clearest indication yet that Eriksen has no future in Milan.
‘We’ve been very clear many times that there are players on the so-called transfer list, these are players who want to play more regularly, and the club is ready to make them happy and find replacements,’ he said.
Christian Eriksen is on Inter Milan’s transfer list for the January window, according to the CEO
Antonio Conte wanted the Dane earlier this year but has struggled to integrate him in the side
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed that Eriksen has been moved to the transfer list
‘Eriksen is on the transfer list, Piero Ausilio confirmed as much. He has struggled to settle into the squad, he is not functional to the squad.’
Eriksen was desperate to leave Tottenham back in January and was granted his wish when Inter, then in desperate pursuit of Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus, parted with cash to get him six months before he was due to be a free agent.
The 28-year-old departed White Hart Lane for a cut price £25million move.
Eriksen is ‘not functional’ in the squad according to Inter Milan’s CEO Beppe Marotta
But the playmaker has soon fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte, scoring four goals and creating just three goals in his 38 appearances across 2020 and it appears his future is away from the San Siro.
According to Gazzetta dello sport, via Sport Witness, Arsenal are ‘looking at’ addressing their creativity issue by bringing in Eriksen next month.
The report suggests Inter want to offload Eriksen to a Premier League club on loan, most likely Arsenal, as they don’t expect much interest in a permanent switch given the Dane’s reputation after such a poor year.
Eriksen is yet to complete 90 minutes this season for Inter across 12 games in all competitions, and has not scored a goal or created an assist for the club during that period.
Eriksen previously starred at Tottenham between 2013 and 2020 before leaving in January
The Dane is also keen to get first-team minutes under his belt, as he hopes to prove his match fitness and remain in ideal shape to play a key role for Denmark in next summer’s European Championship.
Marotta stressed that Eriksen’s position on the transfer list is not a ‘punishment’ and rather an inevitable situation given his lack of integration.
‘That is not any insult towards his professionalism, there is no punishment,’ the CEO said.
‘It’s just a situation that has developed and it’s only fair he goes where he can play more regularly.’
Inter have been linked with a deal for out-of-favour Atalanta star Papu Gomez as a replacement for Eriksen but Marotta refused to be drawn on specific names when speaking to the media.
Eriksen has struggled to impress since arriving in Italy and he could next be leaving on loan
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