Christian Eriksen leaves Spurs as one of their Premier League greats

Christian Eriksen joins Inter Milan

Christian Eriksen has left Tottenham Hotspur after six-and-a-half seasons with the club, to join Inter Milan for a fee of around £16.9m. The Denmark international departs north London to join former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and ex-Premier League stars Ashley Young, Victor Moses, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez - all of which have joined within Inter within the last six months.

Conte's men currently sit just three points behind leaders Juventus in Serie A, and with the addition of Eriksen, the Black and Blue are well and truly in this title race.

Found in Denmark, crafted in Amsterdam, made in north London

Born in Middelfart, Denmark, Eriksen left his homeland in 2008 to join the world-famous youth ranks at Ajax, aged 16. Here, the 27-year-old would make his debut just two years later for the Amsterdam side and become a regular for Denmark soon after.

Over time, the playmaker would become more and more vital for both club and country, registering 46 assists in his first three seasons in the Eredivisie. This sensational form at such a young age would grab the attention of heavyweights around Europe, such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.

However, Eriksen would choose Spurs over the rest and establish himself as of the best talents on the continent soon after.

Eriksen leaves as a Premier League great

With Man United left wondering what could have been, Spurs sealed Eriksen as part of their 'class of 2013' signing spree, as Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid. However, as the likes of Etienne Capoue and Vlad Chiriches failed to progress under Tim Sherwood, the Dane quickly became vital for the Lilywhites.

Then came the addition of Mauricio Pochettino as manager and thus formed a match Spurs fans will never forget. At a time when the likes of Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and David Silva dominated the Premier League creative charts, Eriksen would register nine assists and seven goals in his debut season.

For seasons after, up until he left north London, the playmaker became essential in title races for Spurs and be a menace to Premier League defences around the country. In truth, since the turn of the decade, we have been blessed with many creative genius', but Eriksen has to be mentioned right in that regard.

Antonio Conte wins the lottery

In Spurs' two title challenges in 2015/16 and 2016/17, Eriksen recorded 30 assists and earned a second Player of the Year award at the club in this time. And, when all considered, he really is one of the best to do it in this division.

His effortless nature to find whoever he wants. His beautiful wand that whips in a free-kick or an exquisite cross. His countless individual awards. His ridiculously impressive highlight reel. The goals. Everything. Everything he ever touched became golden and barely ever did he have an off pass, bad touch or negative impact within 90 minutes.

Eriksen is a true Premier League great and has put himself right in the mix of the best ever in the English top-flight in his position. With 62 assists, the Inter man beats the likes of Mata, Eden Hazard, Ozil and Eric Cantona in the all-time assists list

Not bad for a man who cost just £11.5m. Now, Conte has won the lottery with the price tag of just £16.9m from Spurs.


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