Inter Milan must sell Christian Eriksen as he is banned from playing in Serie A

Christian Eriksen-Inter Milan

Inter Milan have revealed that Inter must sell Christian Eriksen to allow the player to continue his football career.

The Denmark international was fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for his country at Euro 2020. The device was put to regulate any further changes in his heartbeat. 

However, Serie A rules does not allow players from playing in competitive games with the equipment. The country bans players at both amateur and professional levels from playing if they have any significant heart irregularities.  

Although the 29-year-old cannot play in Italy, he is allowed to play in other leagues, meaning that Inter Milan has to sell the midfielder.

A statement by the club as revealed by Goal read: “With reference to the registration rights of the player Eriksen (whose book value at 30 June 2021 was €18.3 million (£15m/$21m)), it should be noted that following a serious injury occurred during the European Championships in June 2021, the same was temporarily inhibited by the Italian medical authority from sporting activity for the current season.

“Although the current conditions of the player are not such as to allow the achievement of sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where therefore the player could resume competitive activity.”   

The Danish midfielder joined Inter Milan from Tottenham in January 2020 and made 60 appearances for the club. He was part of the Inter Milan team that won their first Serie A title in 11 years last season and was seen as a key part of the squad under Antonio Conte. 

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Eriksen’s former clubs Tottenham and Ajax have been credited with an interest in the player whose contract at San Siro runs until the summer of 2024.