Christian Eriksen joins Inter Milan, Tottenham sign Giovani Lo Celso on permanent transfer


0:44 Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is closing in on his £16.8m move to Inter Milan after landing in Italy to undergo a medical with the Serie A club

“I feel amazing. I had a chance to meet Conte when I was at Tottenham and we faced his Chelsea, it was very tough. The opportunity to meet him and learn how his teams play is very fascinating.

“I am very happy to play in Serie A and in a big team like Inter, a fantastic club.”

Eriksen is Inter’s third signing from the Premier League this month, having already brought in Ashley Young from Manchester United and Victor Moses from Chelsea, with head coach Antonio Conte also keen on Olivier Giroud.

Inter are embroiled in a title challenge with Juventus in Serie A as they find themselves three points behind Maurizio Sarri’s side, who lost 2-1 at Napoli on Sunday evening.

Eriksen will wear the No 24 shirt and could make his debut on Wednesday, when Inter host Fiorentina at the San Siro in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, or on Sunday when they travel to Udinese in their next Serie A outing.

Spurs waste no time in replacing Eriksen

Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Tottenham, keeping him in north London through to June 2025.

The 23-year-old, seen as the permanent replacement for Eriksen, arrived in August on a one-year loan from Real Betis with Spurs having an option to buy for £27m in January or £34m in the summer.

“It’s not an obligation, it’s an option. I think the boy is earning the decision. He’s making an easy decision for the club to execute the option,” Mourinho said of Lo Celso, who joined on a season-long loan from Real Betis.

“Good learner, good kid and I think by himself he made the decision that the club is going to execute the option. That’s normal, he earned it.”

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