Eric Dier has revealed that Christian Eriksen told him that he is enjoying life in Italy after initially facing some difficult challenges following his move to Inter Milan.
Inter reportedly paid £16.9 million to sign Eriksen up last January despite the fact that the midfielder would have become a free agent at the end of the campaign.
The 28-year-old hit the ground running when joining Spurs seven years ago, but things have not gone according to plan for him at Inter so far.
Eriksen has not managed to hold down a regular place in Antonio Conte’s side, with the Inter boss admitting that the former Spurs star needed to improve.
Reports have even indicated that the Serie A giants might be willing to cash-in on Eriksen this transfer window, just half a season after he arrived at the club (Corriere dello Sport via Sempre Inter).
However, Dier admitted that he was in close contact with his former Tottenham teammate, who revealed to him that he was well-settled in his new surroundings.
Speaking ahead of England’s 0-0 draw against the Danes in the Nations League, where Eriksen and Dier came up against one another, the defender told The Daily Star: “Christian is a very good friend of mine and we speak often. We had a good relationship at Tottenham and he is a fantastic player with so much quality.
“You go through a transition when you go to a new team in a new country and with all the coronavirus stuff and the impact of that, it must have been a very difficult time for him. But he tells me he’s settled in well and is enjoying it.”
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Eriksen’s form during his last year at Spurs was extremely poor and he has been no better in his first half a season at Inter. I thought the transfer was quite strange at the time as the Dane did not really strike me as Conte type of midfielder. So, I have not been surprised to see him struggle to get a run in the side under the former Chelsea boss. In hindsight, perhaps Eriksen will be wishing he ran his contract down at Spurs and left at the end of the season when he could have potentially had more options to choose from.
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