Inter Milan chief makes Christian Eriksen transfer admission

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Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has admitted that Christian Eriksen is likely push for a move away from the San Siro if the former Tottenham midfielder continues to sidelined by Antonio Conte until January.

Multiple reports over the last month have suggested that the Dane could potentially return to the Premier League in January, just a year after swapping Spurs for Inter (Football Insider).

Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal have been mooted as a potential destination for the Dane, while Manchester United have also been linked with a move for him (Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia).

While Marotta did not shed light on where the 28-year-old is likely to end up, he did hint that the midfielder does not fit into the tactical system employed by Antonio Conte.

He told Sky Italia (via Sky Sports): “If by January Eriksen has played little, he will himself ask to leave.

“We have to do it without any controversy from one side or the other, simply by considering it as a positive transfer move that has not been functioning for our technical-tactical needs.

“Will Eriksen be useful for this January’s transfer window? Functional is the most correct term. It happens. Football history is full of cases like this; that there are players who turn out not to be functional to a guideline in the system of play. It is up to the manager to evaluate this.”

Despite Eriksen’s struggles since moving to the Serie A club, Marotta insisted that he stood behind the club’s decision to sign the midfielder from Spurs last January.

Speaking about the transfer, the Inter chief added: “Last January, we grabbed an opportunity; we signed the player for €20m, and he is a very good player. Then some difficulties can exist, but the manager has the right and the duty to pick the 11 players who give him more guarantee.

“Any ideas for his replacement? We always look at opportunities. It is not easy to find solutions that are suitable for us.”

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