‘It has been a pleasure to play at your club and hopefully we’ll meet again’: Christian Eriksen sends farewell message to Tottenham fans after joining Inter for £17m
- Christian Eriksen has penned a farewell letter to Tottenham fans on Instagram
- The Danish playmaker signed for Inter Milan in a £17m deal on Tuesday
- He said it had been ‘a pleasure’ to play for the team and had great memories
Christian Eriksen has given one final message to Tottenham fans after signing for Inter Milan, saying it was a ‘pleasure’ to play for the club after nearly seven years in north London.
The Dane joined the Italian giants in a £17million deal on Tuesday after refusing to sign a new contract with Spurs, but some supporters had taken a swing at the 27-year-old for failing to pay tribute to the club on social media.
But now Eriksen has done just that after writing a message to the Spurs faithful, telling them he had some ‘unbelievable memories’ that saw him reach two cup finals, including the Champions League final against Liverpool last summer.
Christian Eriksen has joined Serie A side Inter Milan after running down his Spurs contract
‘Dear Tottenham fans,’ he wrote on Instagram. I dont know where to start!
‘I didnt have time to say goodbye to everyone, even though I felt like I played a lot of games where everyone said and thought I would be gone the next day.’
He insisted that he enjoyed his time at the club, who he joined for £11.5m from Ajax in 2013, but that he simply wanted to start a new chapter with another club.
‘I have so many unbelievable memories over the last 6.5 years I was at Spurs, he added. ‘I enjoyed being at the training ground every day and playing games in the stadium so much, but sometimes you just want to try something new!
The Danish midfielder posed for his contract signing with Inter chairman Steven Zhang (right)
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‘So, Spurs fans it has been a pleasure to play at your club and hopefully we meet again in the future! All the best, Christian.’
Spurs have been quick to reassure supporters despite the departure of influential Eriksen, who scored 69 goals and laid on 89 assists for the club, after announcing the permanent signing of Argentine Giovani Lo Celso.
The midfielder had been on loan from Real Betis with an option to buy, and Spurs have exercised that clause after some impressive recent displays.
The club also announced the arrival of Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn on Wednesday as they look to begin a new era without the Danish playmaker.