ROME. Italy, Dec. 17 – Christian Eriksen terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual agreement six months after suffering a heart attack while playing for Denmark at the European Championships.
The 29-year-old was fitted with a pacemaker. This means that he is not allowed to play in Italian football, but other leagues do not have the same rules.
“Internazionale Milano can confirm that an agreement has been reached to terminate Christian Eriksen’s contract by mutual consent,” said the Italian club.
“Although Inter and Christian are now going their separate ways, the bond will never be broken. The good times, the goals, the wins, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside of San Siro – all of that will forever stay in the game. history of the Nerazzurri.
Eriksen will now be free to consider his options with other potential clubs and has recently trained with his childhood club Odense.
According to the Danish daily BT, Eriksen mainly focused on physical exercises, but also trained with a ball, although it is not currently the intention to play for them.
“Christian Eriksen is using the field for his rehabilitation,” but “he is not training with our team,” Odense communications manager Rasmus Nejstgaardhad told AFP.
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The former Tottenham man suffered cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 and had to be resuscitated on the pitch.
Denmark then rode a wave of emotion during the tournament, reaching the semi-finals.
The playmaker spent several days in the hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to regulate his heart rate, which is said to prevent him from even going to a gym in Italy.
Eriksen’s departure from Inter comes just days after Argentina striker Sergio Aguero announced his professional career ended at the age of 33 following heart problems.
The former Manchester City striker signed a two-year contract with Barcelona but made just five appearances, scoring a goal against Real Madrid, before being taken to hospital with “chest pains” after a home game against Alaves in October.
Financially, Inter Milan, who are in the red, will make some savings by parting with their biggest livelihood, although Eriksen’s salary, estimated at 7.5 million euros by the Italian press, has been covered for one year by a FIFA insurance scheme.
Eriksen was a key member of the 2016/17 Premier League finalist Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham squad and then reached the Champions League final in 2019.
The Dane joined Inter in January 2020 and after initial problems settling into Antonio Conte’s system, was a driving force in their charge of a 19th Scudetto earlier this year.
Eriksen was unveiled at the Scala opera house in Milan when he joined Inter. Italian media reported on Friday that the club are planning a tribute at their San Siro stadium ahead of a game in early 2022.
The club posted a letter to Eriksen on their website praising his role in the Scudetto’s return to the club last season.
“Christian has been a key figure in our march to the Scudetto – a team effort that Eriksen contributed to with his vision, intuition, assists, assists and goals, including big ones. Against Napoli. Against Crotone. , in what ultimately won the title. Then another delightful free kick to celebrate the title at San Siro on the last day of the season, “the note said.
“This is our last happy and melancholy memory of Christian.”