Inter Milan terminates contract of Christian Eriksen

Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan have confirmed that they have terminated the contract of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The reigning domestic champions announced they have mutually agreed to terminate Christian Eriksen’s contract, as he continues to rehabilitate from the cardiac arrest he suffered while representing Denmark during the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2020).

The 29 year-old has not played competitive football since collapsing during his country’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland in June. The former Ajax and Tottenham Hotspurs player had resumed training on his own, but it was at a facility arranged by his former club in Denmark.

Eriksen joined Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspurs in January 2020 on a four-and-a-half-year contract. Though he struggled initially under then-coach Antonio Conte, he later became one of the key members of the Nerazzurri side – helping the team to win the 2020/2021 Serie A title, which was their first domestic title in 11 years.

While Inter would have wanted to keep Eriksen, he is legally unable to play in Italy because he has a heart defibrillator implanted. The only way he could have played in the Serie A is if the ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) that was inserted following his cardiac arrest was removed.

Inter Milan have released a statement confirming the Dane’s departure and said “a strong and indissoluble bond will remain” between the club and Eriksen.

Following the termination of Eriksen’s contract, he is now free to look for a new club.

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