Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur isn’t exactly going to plan. The Danish international isn’t considered key by manager Antonio Conte and there’s even been talk of a quick exit in the next winter market.
It’s less than a year since Inter unveiled Eriksen, doing so in grand style at the
Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Despite struggles in his final months at Tottenham, under Jose Mourinho, the player’s arrival was hugely hyped, with the first paragraph of Inter’s press release reading: ‘Creating space where there shouldn’t be any. Osvaldo Soriano described this type of footballer as the prophets and poets of the game.
‘Christian Eriksen started creating space, seeing it and designing it at the age of three, when his father Thomas took him onto a pitch and put a ball at his feet in Middelfart, Funen Island, Denmark, just a few kilometres from Odense, the town of another Christian: Hans Christian Andersen.’
Now as they reportedly look to offload him, and with claims of intermediaries trying to tempt Premier League clubs into making a move, further financial details have emerged about the transfer.
Calcio e Finanza have gone through Inter’s latest accounts, and the figure stated for the purchase from Tottenham is €27.5m. That’s around what was claimed at the time, but more interesting is that Inter paid €7.5m in agent fees.
As an example, that’s more than the €6m they paid in agent fees when signing Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.