Inter Milan terminate Christian Eriksen’s contract by mutual consent

Christian Eriksen-Ashley Young-Inter Milan
Christian Eriksen-Ashley Young-Inter Milan | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Serie A rules don’t allow the Danish midfielder to play with a heart device.

Inter Milan have terminated the contract of midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has been prohibited to play with a heart device in Italy.

The Danish playmaker has been out of action since suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmarks’ Euro 2020 game against Finland.

As per Serie A regulations, Eriksen, who has a defibrillator planted in his heart, will be restricted to continue playing in Italy.

The 29-year-old moved to San Siro last year after spending seven long years at Tottenham Hotspur. He was part of Antonio Conte’s side that lifted the Scudetto last season.

A statement from Inter read (h/t ESPN): “FC Internazionale Milano announces that an agreement has been reached for the consensual termination of Christian Eriksen’s contract. The club and the entire Nerazzurri family embrace the player and wish him the best for his future.

“Christian was a key figure in our march to the Scudetto – a team effort which Eriksen contributed to with his vision, intuition, passing, assists and goals, including some big ones. Against Napoli. Against Crotone, in what ultimately clinched the title. Then another delightful free-kick to celebrate the title at San Siro on the last day of the season.

“That is our final, happy, wistful memory of Christian on the pitch in an Inter shirt. Because sometimes life takes a turn for the unexpected and sends you down a path you didn’t imagine.

“Every Inter fan, every football fan, looked on in silence, hoping for Christian. Seeing him back in Appiano Gentile with his teammates, as Italian champions, was a joy to behold and one we will never forget.

“Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro — all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history. All the best, Chris!”

Eriksen started training earlier this month at his youth club Odense Boldklub and it remains to be seen what is in store for him.