Report: Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, Inter Milan Agree to 4.5-Year Contract

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur FC during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has reportedly agreed a contract with Inter Milan until 2024.

According to The Times' Gary Jacob, the deal will earn him around £100,000 per week after tax.

Spurs are hoping to cash in on him in January before he leaves at the expiration of his contract in the summer, and they reportedly want in the region of £20 million for him.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t MailOnline's Jeorge Bird and Alvise Cagnazzo), the fee Tottenham are hoping to get for him is closer to £17 million, and on Tuesday and Wednesday there will be key meetings regarding the transfer.

It's also said Eriksen has reduced his wage demands from an annual salary of £8.5 million (£163,000 per week) to £6.5 million (£125,000 per week) to help facilitate the move.

Inter's pursuit has also been aided by a Growth Decree from the Italian government, which has provided them a 50 per cent tax reduction.

The 27-year-old has returned 69 goals and 89 assists in 302 appearances for Tottenham but just three apiece in 25 games this season.

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On Monday, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho revealed the Dane will feature against Middlesbrough in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday and could play against Watford on Saturday too.

Per The Athletic's Charlie Eccleshare, Mourinho also gave his take on Eriksen's form but would not be drawn on his future:

Eriksen failed to impress as Spurs lost 1-0 to Liverpool on Saturday, and some sections of the Tottenham support made their feelings on his performances clear:

A move to Inter could revitalise his career while he's still at what should be the peak of his powers.

In his six full seasons at Spurs, he has reached double figures for goals on five occasions. The same goes for assists, so Inter will have an outstanding player on their hands if he can rediscover that form.