Wednesday December 23 2020
Marotta: 'Eriksen on Inter transfer list'

Inter director Beppe Marotta confirms Christian Eriksen ‘is on the list of transferable players’ in January and has probably played his final game for them.

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“Antonio Conte and his collaborators studied Verona, so I am sure we’re in for a very entertaining game,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

Eriksen is not even on the bench, as he was given permission to fly back to Denmark early to be with his wife, who is about to give birth.

“We will meet with the coach, but not in a frightening way, it’s a normal meeting because we’re at the end of the first half of the season, at the start of the transfer window, and it’ll be a cordial encounter to work out a joint strategy,” replied Marotta.

“I read many names that have nothing to do with us. It would be reductive to confirm or deny them, it’s fair you reporters do your work, but we’re sure that there will be many names mentioned over the next few weeks.

“We’ve been very clear many times that there are players in the so-called ‘transferable’ list, ones who want to play more regularly, and the club is ready to make them happy and find replacements.”

Therefore, has Eriksen already played his last game for Inter?

“Eriksen is on the transferable list, Piero Ausilio confirmed as much. He has struggled to settle into the squad, he is not functional to the squad. That’s just an objective fact.

“That is not any insult towards his professionalism, there is no punishment, it’s just a situation that has developed and it’s only fair he goes where he can play more regularly.”