'Eriksen is going to leave in January', says Inter CEO

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Christian Eriksen looks poised to leave Inter Milan in January after being placed on the transfer list, the club's CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed on Thursday.

Eriksen cost Inter €20 million at the start of this year having refused to sign a new contract at Tottenham, thus allowing him to secure a cut-price move.

But having found himself on the periphery of the team during his latter days at Spurs, he lacked match sharpness upon joining Inter and made only eight Serie A starts before the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

He has done little to convince head coach Antonio Conte he is worthy of a place in the team this term, with four league starts to his name during 2020-21. 

The Denmark international has made four further substitute appearances, mustering a single shot during his 276 minutes on the pitch.

He has created seven chances for his team-mates – a total bettered by eight Inter players – and is yet to claim an assist. 

The 28-year-old was not named in Inter's squad for the Serie A clash with Hellas Verona on Wednesday, with Marotta revealing he has likely played his last game for the club. 

"I can confirm that Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list," he told Sky Sport Italy. 

"He's going to leave in January. He's not functional to our plans and he had difficulty here at Inter. I think it's right that Christian goes away to find more space."

Inter return to action against Crotone after the mid-season break on January 3.

Source Omnisport