Inter Milan dropped some major transfer news on Tuesday when they formally announced that they had signed longtime Tottenham standout Christian Eriksen to a four and a half year contract set to end at the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign after first sending only 20 million euros (22 million dollars) to the Lillywhites for their now former midfield magician.
Thousands of adoring Inter Milan fans swarmed outside an area hospital where the Danish international was seen getting his physical examination before completing the move at the San Siro arena, so to say there is excitement in the air in Milan is an understatement.
After putting pen to paper to officially become the newest Nerazzurri, Eriksen sat down with Inter TV to talk about how he felt about his move to Italy. "I couldn't wait to join, it's wonderful to be here and I'm happy to be a new Inter player. I'm very excited and can't wait to introduce myself to the fans. I've already experienced their warmth, it's been a fantastic welcome. I feel great."
Eriksen was also asked about club manager Antonio Conte, who was previously the manager over at one of Tottenham's in-city rivals, Chelsea. The 27-year-old said that he is "excited to learn more about him and how his sides play."
Perhaps most intriguing about this arrival for Inter Milan is that Eriksen is the third player they have brought in this month from the English Premier League and the fifth since Conte was hired last summer. Earlier in the window, Conte has helped facilitate moves for full-back Ashley Young from Manchester United and midfielder Victor Moses from Chelsea, and last summer Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez both left Old Trafford for the San Siro.
So we shall see how Eriksen, a long time Premier League stalwart, works in this Conte side for the next few years. But it appears that the Dane is in a good position to raise his game to another level and help lead the Black and Blue to their first scudetto since 2010.