Christian Eriksen on how his fate rested with the controlling Daniel Levy

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Christian Eriksen
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Christian Eriksen has claimed that he tried his utmost to retain his professionalism in January whilst being linked with a move to Inter Milan.

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho praised the 27-year-old for the way he had conducted himself throughout his time in North London and also insisted that he had shown respect to the club (Standard).

Eriksen was heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan for the majority of the January, only for the move to materialise in the last week of the transfer window (Sky Sports).

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy once again proved to be a shrewd negotiator having seen Inter pay a £16.8million transfer fee for a player with just six months left on his contract.

As part of the deal, it was also agreed that the Italian side would pay Eriksen’s former club Ajax a fee of £843k (€1m) which they were entitled to as part of a sell-on clause while Levy also negotiated Spurs taking all the proceeds from a future friendly match between both sides.

Eriksen claimed in an interview with the BBC that he and the Spurs players are controlled by Levy when it comes to transfer decisions.

He told the BBC when asked about when he thought he would be leaving: “Not until it got serious. In the end it comes down to what Tottenham wants to have and what Inter, or any other club, want to pay.

“In the end you are controlled by Tottenham. You are controlled by [chairman Daniel] Levy. He says yes or no. You try to be as professional as you can be and not to force anything through in any way.”

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