Inter CEO Beppe Marotta was completely honest when journalists asked him about the status of Christian Eriksen. "He is on the transfer list. He did not fit into the team, he is not functional in the team. This is not an insult or criticism of his professionalism.
That is a fact. And it is fair that we then allow him to go somewhere where he will play more. " The only question is where? At first, Paris Saint-Germain seemed a logical choice after Mauricio Pochettino took over the role of head coach.
However, the list of candidates soon began to be extended. Representatives of Valencia and Wolverhampton wrote their name, and according to the Danish media, Ajax entered the race with very serious ambitions. Director Mark Overmars threw the hook, Eriksen's managers were contacted, he started his professional career in Amsterdam and he knows very well that the season in the Ajax would help him to be back in the shape The only question is whether Ajax can pay for it.
A year ago, Inter transferred 27,000,000 euros to Tottenham's account for Eriksen, even though his contract expired in six months. Pride, there is also a salary of 7,500,000 euros, he would certainly not bring that much to Ajax, not even to Valencia.
Paris Saint-Germain? Wolverhampton? There are also rumors about the interest of West Ham and Arsenal. But Inter has no concrete offer. And Eriksen said when he left Tottenham that he did not plan to play for any other club in England.
He wanted to change. He wanted Inter. Antonio Conte also "killed" him. Truth be told, Conte didn't even bring him in, it was the idea of people from the club's management. He is now 28 years old, a coach who does not see him and the price and the contract that will drive away most of the suitors even before they gather the courage to ask.
PSG remains a realistic option, although some barter could serve as a way out. It is interesting how much a bad season can affect the price of players but also the interests of other clubs for him. Eriksen was perhaps one of the best midfielders at Tottenham, who had a great vision and his intelligence in the game was amazing.
Now, after only a year, he is free to choose a new club and it seems that there are no big names among those clubs. The Dane will have to find a club that will help him get back in shape and show that his talent and knowledge are still there.