For those who are not looking for ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ spoilers from the upcoming episodes of the Amazon documentary, look away now.
One of the topics that the first three episodes of ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ touched upon was the contract situations of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld.
Eriksen’s situation was particularly highlighted at the start of the series as the midfielder had expressed his desire to leave the club during the summer of 2019 (Ekstra Bladet).
Football.London have now revealed that the next three episodes of the documentary shed further light on the Dane’s move to Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old, who had just six months left on his contract in North London, left to join the Nerazziro for a reported fee of £17million (€20m) back in January.
The documentary reveals that the former Ajax man was keen on having a new adventure in Italy after hearing of Inter’s interest and had a meeting regarding his desire with Mourinho and Daniel Levy.
In the meeting, the Spurs chairman says: “I said to Jose, and I just want to make this clear now, from Tottenham’s viewpoint I’ve always been consistent here, we don’t want you to go.
“From a financial viewpoint, I’ve always said to you whatever another club is offering we’d do exactly the same, so there can be no doubt in your mind that your reason for leaving isn’t a financial one.”
Eriksen responds by insisting that it never was and Levy then reportedly tells him that the club will be willing to let him go for €20m.
Spurs Web Opinion
This basically confirms that Eriksen just wanted a new adventure and that his move had nothing to do with any financial incentives. I do not understand Spurs fans who are angry at the midfielder for leaving as it was clear that things had got stale for him at the club and that he needed a change of environment. The mistake we made was perhaps not selling him six months earlier when we could have recouped a bigger transfer fee.
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