Finally, one of the longest running transfer sagas has come to an end and it is one that sees Christian Eriksen finally say goodbye to Tottenham and in doing so, he will now be plying his trade at the famous San Siro stadium.
That’s because the Danish international has linked up with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan and is seemingly joining the ever-increasing ranks of former Premier League stars who are currently wearing their black and blue colours.
Both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez made the move to Inter last Summer and they have since been joined by Ashley Young and Victor Moses, with Eriksen swelling the Premier League outcasts to a group of five.
It is fair to say that the Dane left North London in rather flat circumstances and he was often criticised for a perceived level of under-par performance, something that came from fans and new manager alike.
However, it would be unfair to say that Eriksen’s time in Tottenham’s colours was a complete bust. Will history be kind to him? Perhaps not right away, but once the dust settles and all parties move on, then you would like to think that his best moments will be remembered fondly.
Who can forget the goal he scored on Valentines Day of 2016, one that gave Tottenham an away win over Manchester City and in doing so allowed the club to dream of capturing a first ever Premier League title.
Unfortunately for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, they were outfoxed by Leicester that year and Eriksen will be one of a long list of players who failed to win any silverware during the Argentine’s tenure – which when you look at the talent in that list, it is almost a crying shame.
The closest Eriksen would have got was both runners-up medals in the League Cup of 2015 and last season’s Champions League, while it is perhaps the pursuit of silverware that finally led to his decision of departure.
He may not have been able to convert his performance into trophies while based in N17, but there is no doubt that he was a key component in Tottenham’s midfield and during his time there he scored 51 goals in 226 Premier League appearances.
That equates to approximately one goal every four matches and another one that was just as important as the City winner in 2016, was a dramatic last-minute strike against Burnley at Wembley and one that managed to eventually break open a solid Clarets defence.
Goals such as that highlight just how pivotal to Tottenham the 27-year-old was and you do get the feeling that with him being the age that he is, it is Inter Milan who will go on to see his best footballing years.
Tottenham’s loss is very much the Italian outfit’s gain and although life as in football moves on quickly, it would be unfair for fans to forget the contribution that Eriksen made during his six and a half years at the club. Who knows, maybe one day, the midfield maestro will return ‘home’